The first ever detailed look at a specific year in the life of Northern Soul focuses on its most important year. It was the year when seventies soul was embraced to sit alongside traditional sixties stompers in all dancehalls and venues such as Cleethorpes Pier and The Ritz ,Manchester as all-dayers took a hold on the scene. Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca remained as twin towers of the nightlife however. Television, radio and newspapers were fascinated by the ultimate underground music scene and this book analyses their interest.
Tim Brown, author of “The Wigan Casino Years” details all the events and records that make 1975 Northern Soul`s most important year, many of which are recounted for the first time. A definitive account of a year in the life of Northern Soul, richly illustrated in full colour.
About the author
Tim Brown is a dealer in rare records, writer, soul label owner and occasional deejay. After encountering Northern Soul in his home town of Todmorden in the early seventies, he accumulated one of the most complete collections of the genre in the world and moved on two decades later to become a professional retailer. As one of the people behind the Goldmine label he was part of the first attempt to put Northern Soul on to compact disc. The author currently writes a monthly column for the music magazine Manifesto and is now involved in the Outta Sight record label; previously he co-wrote “The Essential Northern Soul Price Guide” over two editions. Also known for expertise within the world of zoos, Tim Brown has written books, papers and articles on that subject. In writing “The Wigan Casino Years” Brown has always drawn upon personal experiences and memories from the period in question to create an accurate account of Northern Soul’s most important years.