CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES –
JOE COCKER, SPOOKS
& THE HAUNTED NIGHTCLUB
Joe Cocker made his name in the rough, tough, grimy streets and equally grimy nightclubs of Sheffield in northern England, UK, during the early 1960s.
Managed by Terry Thornton a wealthy local businessman and owner of Club 60 & later the Esquire, Terry provided an ideal platform for local up and coming acts such as Joe Cocker – alias Vance Arnold & the Avengers – to enjoy regular public sessions.
Terry was alter persuaded to take on the management of the young cocky-Cocker, a real wild card, and at times a very difficult to handle package of talent and mischief.
Getting Joe to a gig on time (or even on the same night) and sober, often proved to be a massive task for Terry Thornton and numerous times he battled to save the young pretender from constantly pressing a self-destruct button.
Read how Joe Cocker and the club management team had to cope with spooks, mysterious happenings and hauntings at these damp, smelly nightclubs – and learn how a stunned and disillusioned Joe Cocker first had contact with the spirits to find out about his first hit record…..
THE BIRTH OF ROCK N ROLL, POP, ROCK, JAZZ, BLUES
Behind the scenes with the stars at two of the top northern clubs, Club 60 & the Esquire, both formerly owned by Terry Thornton. This is a unique account of life behind the scenes during the 1960s in the industrial city of Sheffield, when a musty old beer cellar helped stage a remarkable revival of popular music, and provided a unique live showcase for a host of top international and local performers.