Were you a Dirty Stop Out in 1960s Chesterfield?


Hendrix in Chez Vegas

Poster for when Hendrix played the ABC in Chesterfield

The era defined by flower power and the Beatles is set to be immortalised in our forthcoming book and the author needs your memories and photos to make it happen!

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Chesterfield’ is set to be published in the autumn and Pete Dodd – former Derbyshire Times journalist and founder member of the Thompson Twins – is eager to hear from readers.

The era saw Chesterfield hosting gigs by artists that went on to conquer the world. Everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Pink Floyd played landmark shows in the town.

The albums and singles of day could be found at Hudsons and Some Kinda Mushroom and entertainment was provided by venues spanning the ABC to the Carlton Club.

Pete Dodd said: “There is a fabulous book in the making here, and it will be made all the more fabulous by your Stop Out memories and photos of that amazing decade.

“They say if you can remember the sixties you weren’t really there. Let’s prove them wrong! Help me make a powerful record of our town at a time when the world was changing forever.”

Victoria Ballroom in full swing

The book is set to follow the success of the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield’ and the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Chesterfield’ – both penned by Neil Anderson who is working with Pete on the book.

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Chesterfield’ is set to be out in the autumn.

Pete can be contacted on: petejdodd@gmail.com

You can also share memories on the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Chesterfield’ Facebook Group.

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