Newcastle University’s weekly publication, the Courier, carried advertisements for the Club A’Gogo between 1964 and 1968. Here are some of those adverts (copied from The Courier Archives ).

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  1. Keith FIsher

    November 24, 2017 •

    Because I was too young to frequent the Go-Go, I never realised the Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band were regulars back in the mid 'sixties. My first encounter with the band was due to the - soon to be ubiquitous - album "Hand-Clappin, Foot-Stompin, Funky-Butt: Live!" It seemed as if every youth-club I visited, during the second half of the 'sixties, played nothing but that during band breaks. I recently went in search of Geno's history, only to discover that the Ram Jam band were not only the product of an Englishman - Pete Gage - but also that the name, which to me evoked all kinds of Black American R&B overtones, was actually taken from a well-known coaching inn on the A1; down in Lincoln (I believe); how remarkable. Pete, who went on to form Dada with Elkie Brooks, Robert Palmer and Paul Korda (bet no-one remembered his name), then formed Vinegar Joe and featured our own inimitable legend of the drumming fraternity: John Woods of the Junco Partners. So, to get to the relevance of this script: what's the probability Pete Gage met John Woods at the Go-Go back in the mid-'sixties when the Juncos were resident there. Apropos of John: I've studied a hell of a lot of drummers in my time, but I have to confess, Woodsy is the one drummer whose magic I was never able to fathom or reproduce: a true master of the drumbeat, never to be equalled.

  2. Keith FIsher

    November 24, 2017 •

    ps
    Beefheart at the Go-Go! I never would have believed it.


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