Even if you are too young to remember them or to have enjoyed the glory days of the Blackpool Mecca and Highland Room first-hand there’s never been a better time to enjoy the music from that classic dance era and beyond.
Tomorrow sees the latest Original Blackpool Mecca and Highland Room Revival Reunion take over the Lowther Pavilion on West Beach in Lytham.
Legendary Highland Room DJ Colin Curtis will be back behind the decks playing Northern Soul and classic Mecca 70s anthems including plenty of Tamla Motown memories.
Joining Colin will be former Mecca DJ Bryan Wakelin and Baz Maleady.
In its hey days, Blackpool Mecca was visited by dancers from far and wide and became a legend throughout the UK.
The two main DJs, Ian Levine and Colin Curtis, played rare and unobtainable records to the appreciative crowds and it was one of the few soul clubs which risked mixing new releases with rarities from previous decades.
The main Mecca ballroom also played host to several Soul Alldayers where acts such as Jnr Walker and the All Stars, Edwin Starr, The Miracles and Crown Heights Affair all played.
“But you didn’t have to be there at the time to enjoy the eighth Revival Reunion,” says Bryan. “The music speaks for itself and has stood the test of time. It’s getting bigger all the time and we have fans of all ages joining us on the reunion nights.”
Advanced ticked are £9 and can be booked online at www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk or call the box office on (01253) 794221 (10am to 5pm). Tickets can also be bought on the door at £10.
The music runs from 8pm to 2am. More information from Bryan at 07599 934356.