History was repeated when a legendary Sheffield gig was re-staged to celebrate the launch of a new book.
Peter Stringfellow could never have guessed he’d created an event that would enter the annals of rock’n’roll history when he booked the Beatles to perform at St Aiden’s Hall on City Road, Sheffield, .
The sell out show – which ended up being moved to the bigger Azena Ballroom in Gleadless - caused near riots as hundreds of young people turned up without tickets and was just before the entrepreneur launched his legendary King Mojo club with his brother Geoff.
Neil Anderson’s new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Sheffield – The King Mojo Edition’ was unveiled at a packed Genting Casino Sheffield event headlined by renowned local Beatles tribute, the Beatleg Bootles.
The band’s performance was based on the set list from the Beatles’ Azena show from February, 1963.
Sheffield author Neil Anderson says the ‘King Mojo edition’ of his best selling Dirty Stop Out series will be a fitting tribute to Peter Stringfellow who died last year.
He said: “The contribution Peter and Geoff made to popular culture in the era was quite incredible. They were central to the Beatles story and the Azena gig became the stuff of legend. 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 event was raising money for Cruse Bereavement Care.
The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Sheffield – King Mojo Edition’ is on sale from www.dirtystopouts.com and all good book shops.