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Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues

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Nightclubs and music venues are often the source of a lifetime's music taste, best friends and vivid memories. They can define a town, a city or a generation, and breed scenes and bands that change music history. In Life After Dark Dave Haslam reveals and celebrates a definitive history of significant venues and great nights out. Writing with passion and authority, he ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 13th 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Patrick
Sep 22, 2015 Patrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who attended Dave Haslam's Temperance Club nights at the Haçienda, this book was of particular interest. It manages to capture the excitement of the small club and the emergence of a "scene". It doesn't become negative and dwell on the fact that so many of the old venues have gone. Dave demonstrates that throughout the ages we reinvent the world of nightime entertainment and "the best club in the world is the one that changed your life". Let the beat continue....
Lindsay Narey
Oct 08, 2016 Lindsay Narey rated it it was amazing
I defy anyone who spent their formative years clubbing in northern cities to read this without a knowing smile.

Dave Haslam's knowledge of British nightlife is vast and fascinating and his deep running passion for music emanates every page.

The book is packed facts and anecdotes any music lover will drink in. No matter how well you think you know the nightlife in your city, I'll bet Dave can tell you more.

I usually favour fiction over fact books but Life after Dark has been a turning point and
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Dave Haslam is an author and DJ. Originally from Moseley, Birmingham, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham. Having moved to Manchester in 1980, he DJ'd over 450 times at the Haçienda nightclub, including Thursday's Temperance club night in the late 1980s. In the 1990s he also hosted the weekly night Yellow at the Boardwalk nightclub in Manchester. He currently teaches music journalism ...more
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