Although I was born quite a long time ago, I didn’t really get my rocking shoes on until the mid 1970’s. This was a fabulous time for me and my rhythm and blues, soul seeking, rocking contemporaries, except for one rather sad fact. We never had the chance to enjoy the Sheffield Mojo experience.
The King Mojo Club was a nightclub in Sheffield that was open between 1964 and 1967. It was originally a Rhythm and Blues club, but more successfully a Soul venue and really the centre of the Northern Soul scene. It operated from 555 Pitsmoor Road Sheffield which had previously been a dancing school, so the floors were sprung.
I really do hate lists, but can think of no better way to illustrate the plethora of music talent that performed on those sprung boards; Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, Small Faces, The Who, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Ike and Tina Turner, and our very own Dave Berry, to mention just a few.
Because of the short life of the club, memorabilia from Sheffield’s King Mojo Club is very desirable. Original promotion posters designed by Colin Duffield are amongst the most collectable, but so is lots of other ephemera like ticket stubs, membership cards, personally taken photographs of the venue or one of the artists and of course the ever popular related vinyl.
At the saleroom we have our own Mojo man, Stephen Flintoft who runs our pop culture department. A warning though, he is a much younger man than I.
Senior Valuer Michael Dowse
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