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Slack Alice's
1967
This was my inivtation to Georges Best's well known club Slack Alice's on Bootle Street Manchester My old mate from schoodays was the doorman in charge Eddie Jones he signed the back which got me into the celeb filled club
Artefact added : 21st November 2009
by bodzy
Abigail Says –
Wow, brillliant!
COMMENT ADDED 23rd November 2009
johng Says –
someone told me that the 'tiger lounge' club was once owned by bestie,is this wrong,cos tiger lounge isnt on bootle street?
COMMENT ADDED 23rd November 2009
dj Says –
The other bar he owned was called Oscars i think.
COMMENT ADDED 23rd November 2009
Abigail Says –
Oscar's on Cooper Street...now called Tiger Lounge.
COMMENT ADDED 23rd November 2009
Abigail Says –
Just wondering , is this definitely 1962? George only started playing for the main United team in 1963, is it more like '72?
COMMENT ADDED 26th November 2009
bodzy Says –
Permafrost , your absolutley right, "1962 "I dont know what i'm thinking no it wasn't 62 it was more like 1966/1967, I know I was Assist bar marager at the portland bars in 66/67 cos 68/70 I was in Guernsey 70 /74 I was in Heathrow 74/75 in Germany 76/80 back at Heathrow So I know I wasnt in Manchester in the 70's Georgie went AWOL in 72 to Marbella and came back in 73 and his final game was against QPR on new years day 1974
Please forgive me it must have been me having one of my Senior moments , i'll try and concentrate in future
bodzy
COMMENT ADDED 27th November 2009
glenn Says –
I think this invitation was a bit later than 1962 - the reason I know is because the typefaces were popular in the late 60s/early 70s. The flyers, tickets and invites were made with Letraset [instant transfer dry lettering] ... I worked for Comprehensive Art Services around 1971/2, located at the top floor of Courtlets House in King Street West. The basement of that building was George Best's other club .. [can't remember the name though] ... Later it was Apartment 38 and Berlin. CAS was owned by John Hebb and Stuart Beckett and we produced the artwork for Slack's and other clubs around town. This was one of their pieces of work, you can't miss the style ... they also producred work for Oscars and The Dorian Grey Suite ... ! - I'll dig them all out and post them. - Glenn ;o)
COMMENT ADDED 28th November 2009
passion-uk Says –
i late mum worked here as a barmaid, she got me george bests autograph, she said just dressed in shorts/t-shirt and flip flops and helped tidy up youd of never thought he was george best, this was around 1972 i later sold his autograph for dinner tickets cos way back then i didnt really know who george best was, i regret it now 41 yrs later
COMMENT ADDED 7th April 2013
Washington Says –
Who was your late mum?
I was the manager at Slack's for about a year, before that at Rubens on Lloyd st also owned by Colin Burn who was Georgies partner in Slack's. I still have my VIP membership card somwhere?
the date we opened was November 1973. Either then or in the new year. Before this the club had been a strip joint called the Cossack Club owned by "Russian" Dave. Rubens club owned by Colin a gau called David Johnson and his friend Maurice was the old "Oasis club" of which the famous brothers got their name.
Anyway it went t-its up for me when George went off with my girl-friend. But I did employ many of the girls who used to work there, until about the Christmas 1974, so i might remember the young lady who was your mum?
COMMENT ADDED 30th June 2013
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