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Added 21st November 2009 by bodzy

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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
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“Wow, brillliant!”
23 Nov 2009
“someone told me that the 'tiger lounge' club was once owned by bestie,is this wrong,cos tiger lounge isnt on bootle street?”
23 Nov 2009
“The other bar he owned was called Oscars i think.”
23 Nov 2009
“Oscar's on Cooper Street...now called Tiger Lounge.”
23 Nov 2009
“Just wondering , is this definitely 1962? George only started playing for the main United team in 1963, is it more like '72?”
26 Nov 2009
“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”
27 Nov 2009
“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)”
28 Nov 2009
“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”
07 Apr 2013
“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?”
30 Jun 2013
“@washington - Hope you’re well… David Johnson was my dad, who passed away a week before my first birthday. If you have any stories to share, I’d love to hear from you!”
02 Sep 2021
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