Casino - Dave Shaw
It is 1975, and fourteen-year-old Wolverhampton schoolboy Dave Shaw is so fascinated by the acrobatics of Northern Soul dancers on 'Top Of The Pops', that with a friend, he hitchikes in the rain to the Wigan Casino all-nighter. Discovering that their tickets to the club are forgeries, they are promptly thrown out on to the street. But with the help of a couple of street-wise girls, he and his friend manage to get in, and that first enthralling night was enough to convince Dave that Northern Soul was the music for him. This is an account of an individual who lived through the Casino era, describing the songs, DJs, dancers, collectors of the time (paperback, new).