Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene


The Co-op Hall - The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road, Southsea


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Kelly's Directories

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14th February 1931

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1st March 1932

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13th October 1938

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23rd September 1940

1957

September 21st The Zummerzet Society meet at the Co-op Hall Albert Road Southsea and the Irene Keen Quartet provide music for dancing.
October 23rd Irene Keen's Quartet play at the Co-op Hall Albert Road.
November 30th The Boston Club Trio play at the Co-op Hall Albert Road for the Lancashire Society dance.
December 17th Reg Bannistra and his Music play at the Co-op Hall Albert Road.

1958

November 19th The Southern Counties Orchestra play at the Co-op hall Albert Road.

1959

December 17th Harry Stares and his Music play at the Co-op Hall Albert Road.
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1961

There was also ‘beat’ every Monday at Southsea’s Co-op Hall with guests like Frank Kelly & the Crestas, Johnny Rocco and the Paramounts and similar fare at the Savoy on a Tuesday with Robb Storme & the Whispers.
mid April, Johnny Rocco & the Paramounts were at the Co-op Hall.
The Co-op Hall reintroduced groups with Frank Kelly & the Hunters fresh from touring with Marty Wilde.
September, Southsea’s Co-op Hall offered “Rock & Twist” on Monday nights with Danny Storm & the Strollers, then Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages.

1963

January,“Old Time Dancing” on Fridays at the Co-op Hall in Albert Road.
July, Screaming Lord Sutch arrived late at Southsea’s Co-op Hall – covered by Ritchie Peters and the For-Tunes.
August, Despite the beat boom there were still a number of venues advertising old time dancing including Southsea’s Co-Op Hall.

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1964 -------------------------------------- 1976
Kelly's Directories

JM Inns, Johnny Miller added the Wedgewood Rooms to his collection of
pubs, bars and hotels, including Kimbells, The Pickwick and the Bosham Inn in the mid 1970's. These ads are from 1986.

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Wedgewood Rooms from 1992

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All About The Song winners Shoot The Duke 26th June 2016

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The All About The Song finalists at the back Southerlies with at the front soloists John Bradley and Aaron Middleton and Shoot The Duke

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Performances at the Wedgewood Rooms


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