This is a completely new, revised, updated and expanded book: Sounds From the 60s - takes you behind the scenes with the stars of rock n' roll, pop, blues and jazz at two of the top Northern UK clubs, Club 60 & The Esquire, owned by Terry Thornton. This is a fascinating and unique account of life behind the scenes during the 1960s in the great industrial city of Sheffield, when a musty old beer cellar helped stage a remarkable revival of popular music, and provided a unique live showcase and platform for a host of top British and international performers - including many table up and coming local young stars! They included: - Joe Cocker, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Zoot Money, Frank White, Jimmy Crawford & The Coasters, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Alan Price & The Animals, Georgie Fame, Graham Bond, Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages, Long John Baldry, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Frankenstein & The Monsters, Johnny Dark & The Midnighters, The Walker Brothers, The Kinks...and many more...This revised book also includes dozens of rare, exclusive and stalgic photographs of the stars actually performing at the clubs during a seven-year period, together with a host of exclusive stories and pictures of the many regular club members and supporters from that era.
Don Hale has written several true crime and true life stories and has a particular passion and enthusiasm for the music and stars of the 60s. His friendship with the late Terry Thornton has produced a fascinating book of nostalgia backed by a large amount of exclusive black and white photographs and a host of colourful stories about a host of brilliant rock n' roll, pop, blues and jazz stars.