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Carling Academy Birmingham
52-54 Dale End, Birmingham, B4 7LS
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t: 0121 262 3000
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Cost £2 before 10.30pm, £3 from 10.30pm till 11.30pm or £4 afterwards and membership is free.
Tags Music, Club/DJ
The story of the night goes way back to 1985 when Dave Juste, a Birmingham DJ whose personal tastes were rock music of all types, and John Nevin, a local scene-ster, decided to do something about the fact that there was no decent rock nights in Birmingham.

Dave & John started to put on rock nights at the Three Horseshoes in Stirchley, Birmingham once every two-three months. They also ran coaches to Rock City in Nottingham, which at the time was the only decent rock club in the country. The nights at the Three Horseshoes were fantastically successful and the nights soon escalated to being on once a month.

After doing this until mid-86, Dave took it upon himself to try and find a 'proper' club to hold nights on a regular weekly basis.

He approached all the clubs then in Birmingham without any luck until the owner of Edwards No 8, a Mr Edward Fewtrell, agreed to let them put a night on starting on Saturday April 18th 1987. Dave and John roped in a few close friends including Steve Webb to assist in DJ-ing and promoting the event. After nearly 4 months of promoting the club the opening night came along and at 8.55pm, five minutes before doors were due to open, there was over 1300 people queuing outside!
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