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Membership Card
Mister Smiths
1968
a Membership card for the ORIGINAL Electric circus, much earlier than the club at Collyhurst, which was at the Mr Smith's club in Brazil Street ,Manchester,This was in the late 60s early 70s.

Sent in by Ted Tuksa
Artefact added : 20th April 2009
by rs129
factorycol Says –
nice one always beleived there was only one electric circus off collyhurst st.
COMMENT ADDED 28th November 2009
davebentley Says –
Mr Smiths was the original venue [?] sometime after is ceased there it ran for about 4 weeks at a beer kellar off Deansgate until the chief constable threatened the owners with taking away their license.... I saw Van der Graaf Generator and Barclay James Harvest and was it the Groundhogs??? The original venue featured a revolving stage which I remember Mott the Hoople loving. After the Circus moved out Mr Smiths Other Scene at Brazenose St, I was a regular there and was lucky to see Thin Lizzy fresh off the boat and possibly the loudest band I ever saw, that being Glen Cornick's Wild Turkey still the only band ever to drive me back from the front row by the sheer volume
COMMENT ADDED 20th May 2012
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