Legendary Beatles Gig restaged in Sheffield
The re-staging of a legendary Beatles show that took place in Sheffield is set to launch a new book celebrating ‘The King Mojo’ club and its owners, Peter and Geoff Stringfellow.
Author of the book, ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Sheffield – The King Mojo Edition,’ Neil Anderson said: “The contribution the brothers made to popular culture in the era was quite incredible.”
He added: “They went on to launch the King Mojo club which created lifelong friendships amongst its teenage audience and attracted acts that went on to conquer the world.”
The launch night also plans to re-create the King Mojo club vibe with the sounds of DJ Stevlor & The Spinning Orphans. Barry Northall, a friend of Stringfellow will be the event’s MC.
Local tribute act, The Beatleg Bootles is also to perform at the unveiling of the book. Their set list will be based off the original Beatles gig, with Dave Manell, also a friend of Peter Stringfellow helping to put the reconstructed show together.
Peter Stringfellow booked The Beatles in 1963, an up and coming act at the time. The show sold out and almost caused riots with masses of young people turning up without tickets after the band reached number one spot on the charts in the days prior.
Anderson said: “They were central to the Beatles story and the Azena gig became the stuff of legend.”
There will also be an exhibition of posters by King Mojo artist, Collin Duffield.
The event is taking place Friday 8th November at Genting Casino’s nightclub and will be raising money for Cruse Bereavement Care.
Tickets are £8 and are available at www.dirtystopouts.com or in person at Genting Casino.