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Added 2nd June 2008 by barbarella29


Mike Shaft
31st January 1978

This photo was taken at Tiffany's on Oxford Rd. Manchester at a Charity Disco Extravaganza they held. The photo shows all the Manchester D.J.s that took part, some of whom were quite famous; Mike Shaft is one of them; also Simon Barton-Bates, Steve Reno,Jonny Owen,and Ed Simons. Sad Cafe made a personal appearance,as did the lead singer of the Olympic Runners (sorry I can't remember his name). It was a fantastic event. Does anyone remember the names of the other D.J.'s ? The photo was taken by a professional photographers who were based on Washway Rd. Sale and I think it was for publication in a local newspaper.

Latest Discussion

“is that a load of stevie wonder albums on the left?”
03 Jun 2008
“Yes it is. If you study it there's Marvin Gaye above Stevie Wonder and Junior Walker below. On the right side there's Diana Ross.”
04 Jun 2008
“The Guy at the front wearing a stripey tie and jacket is Pete Smith. Can't remember where he worked though...”
23 Jun 2008
“Pete Smith worked at Fagins..Ian Ravin is second left
Cant remember the other guys apart from the ones mentioned earlier”
21 Jul 2009
“Lead singer of the olympic runners may have been called George Chandler”
21 Jul 2009
“Pete Smith with Striped Tie guy with big white tie Simon Barton Bates Middle front Dave Fawkner”
14 Apr 2010
“Top left is Mike Wood (Swinging Sporran) next to him Ian Ravin (RIP 2010) The guy in the Saturday Night Fever suit is Darryl Jay (he put together the event & organised the M/c DJ Association) anyone know where he is now? last heard of late 70's touring Austrailia with Don Estelle or Was it George Mcrae?
PS. I'll upload a similar pic and article from the MEN click my name to see.”
14 Apr 2010
“Didn't realise that Ian Ravin had passed away. he was a good bloke. I remember this night very well. A good drink was had by all. out my blogs”
14 Apr 2010
“Yes Ian Passed away in March he was still gigging up till New Years Eve not bad for a young 69!.Many Djs past and present were at the funeral including Ray Teret, 'Chunky Baby' aka Fred Fielder,Pete Smith,Ray Collins,Les Barry,Frankie Baby,Carl wayne, myself (Dave Fawkner) & many more +Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth) paid their respects”
14 Apr 2010
“Just found out via my sister in law about Ian,so sad as he was a really lovely guy,I once worked for him when he was the landlord of the star inn in hulme,also bumped into him when he was djing in levenshulme,I feel so sad that he has passed away but what a fantastic send off he had by the sounds of it,can't believe he was that age as he never looked 'old' bless him,what a lovely lovely guy”
10 Jul 2012
“Sad news Johnny Owen in the top middle of the picture recently passed away and Pete Smith and myself were the only ones out of this picture to go to his funeral
Ed Simons”
14 Nov 2020
“Missing names of DJ's White Jacket, Daryl Jay, Front centre kneeling Dave Fawkner, I'm the guy in the striped Tie (Pete Smith)
at the time I was resident DJ at Rafters, I later moved on to Fagins, Tiffanys and The Ritz I spent thirty years as Resident DJ in Manchester clubs from 1971 through to 2001, I spent my last eleven years as resident DJ at The Ritz”
15 Nov 2020
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