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    Anyone used to go there? I practically was there every weekend when I was about 16/17. Although it was a bit rough around the edges I loved it. I remember watching some great bands in the room upstairs. And the jukebox would be playing White Room, by Cream, or Led Zepperlin , Free ,Deep Purple or Black Sabbath.


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    I went to a wedding party there 1970's.

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    That was my favourite haunt when I was 17 in '68. I liked Double Diamond then, don't drink now.
    I used to like watchig the Liverpool Scene on there.
    I remember the poetry readings, one regular reader, Sid Hoddes,(sp), was my doctor some years later when I lived in Seaforth.

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    Do you remember Groundpig?? They were often on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanier View Post
    That was my favourite haunt when I was 17 in '68. I liked Double Diamond then, don't drink now.
    Hi Stanier,
    We're the same age and I used to go in there about the same time - a few pints in Ye Cracke first.
    Never liked DD but O'Connors was one of the few places you could get Newcastle Brown in Liverpool. Tried a bottle recently and can't believe I used to drink such sweet stuff!

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    I remember the manager at the time, a chap named Jimmy Moore, he collected Embassy coupons. I used to look through empty fag packets for the coupons for him and got the odd free pint.
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    Oh yes,a great dive.'69 to'74 in there min once a week.Did a couple of PA hires there in the early '80s.
    Slaughterhouse played there, a great band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Slaughterhouse played there, a great band.
    I played in one of the carnations of Slaughterhouse around the mid '70s.
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    Had a few DDs in there in the mid sixties and can vaguely remember avoiding the poetry upstairs (I wasn't always the sophisticate I am now) but recall it mostly for it's earlier use as an estate agents. I went to look at a ground floor flat in Fulwood Park, overlooking the river, it was expensive but I would have taken it if they hadn't refused me when they found out I worked for a bookmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Oh yes,a great dive.'69 to'74 in there min once a week.Did a couple of PA hires there in the early '80s.
    Slaughterhouse played there, a great band.
    You should post your "band stories" Gnasher. I know who you've rubbed shoulders with

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    Great pub,jukebox,and ale! Had some good times there,but it changed when Jimmy popped off,but over the road lay the future....."Kirklands"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davec View Post
    Had a few DDs in there in the mid sixties and can vaguely remember avoiding the poetry upstairs (I wasn't always the sophisticate I am now) but recall it mostly for it's earlier use as an estate agents. I went to look at a ground floor flat in Fulwood Park, overlooking the river, it was expensive but I would have taken it if they hadn't refused me when they found out I worked for a bookmaker.
    So,it was really an estate agents,previously?!? Hard to believe,but then again,it's being used as some sort of studenty arcade,now!

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    Don't think the whole building was an estate agents but I remember collecting the key to the flat from an office on the ground floor. The year would be either '64 or '65.

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    Tried to find a decent copy of this pic' of the Liverpool scene,outside the front door of O'Connor's,but these are the best I could find,for now,at least! Jimmy's quite easy to spot though!

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    Anyone remember Nutz? Not really connected to O'Connors but there's a few on this thread from the same era so thought it a good place to put the question.
    Dave Lloyd - the singer - was someone I knew as we used to drink in the same pubs in Aigburth. Before he formed Nutz he played in a band with another one of our entourage - Barry Burns - but I can't remember the name of that group, even though we often went to see them in clubs around Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindac8941 View Post
    Do you remember Groundpig?? They were often on there.

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    Anyone remember the bands The Curiosity Shop think that was the name. or Rogues Gallery ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Anyone remember Nutz?
    Dave Lloyd - the singer - was someone I knew as we used to drink in the same pubs in Aigburth. Before he formed Nutz he played in a band with another one of our entourage - Barry Burns - but I can't remember the name of that group, even though we often went to see them in clubs around Liverpool.
    I can only remember Dave being with Harpoon before Nutz, same band really.
    Dave I see occaisionally, not for a while though.
    Barry, I have only bumped into two or three time since working with him in Plesseys' in '69
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanier View Post
    I can only remember Dave being with Harpoon before Nutz, same band really.
    Dave I see occaisionally, not for a while though.
    Barry, I have only bumped into two or three time since working with him in Plesseys' in '69
    Thanks Stanier.
    Probably haven't seen Dave since the mid-70s, and Barry probably a few years before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindac8941 View Post
    Do you remember Groundpig?? They were often on there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanier View Post
    I can only remember Dave being with Harpoon before Nutz, same band really.
    Dave I see occaisionally, not for a while though.
    Barry, I have only bumped into two or three time since working with him in Plesseys' in '69


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