Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (Glamorous Mix), 6. Where Pink Floyd recorded half of Ummagumma…Converted from the Carlton Ballroom, Mothers in Erdington was the ultimate hippie venue. This was where Steel Pulse and The Beat first played some of their earliest gigs. C.R.E.A.M was launched in 1992 as well. Jacqui Smith blames getting the boot from Strictly Come Dancing on her boobs, The chairman of University Hospitals Birmingham slammed Craig for comparing her to a 'stumbling drunk', Cops launched investigation after 40 rockets fired from car at passers-by on Coventry Road, People are seen ducking for cover after rockets are fired from the car as it travels along the Coventry Road in Yardley, filling it with smoke, Black and Asian staff at city council paid less and 'unlikely to be employed over white applicants', A survey conducted by Birmingham City Council found some of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff are paid less or are less likely to be appointed over white applicants, Drug dealer made desperate attempts to escape police - as car fell apart during chase, Drug dealer Abdullmannan Aamer, who had previously assaulted a police officer and tried to escape from her later made desperate attempts to get away from police during a high speed chase, Speeding driver caught with sawn-off shot gun in city centre after police chase, Tatendra Masawi was caught in Bull Street with a ruck sack containing a sawn-off shot gun and cartridges. A Miss Moneypenny's Bar was launched on Suffolk Street Queensway and soon began the stylish place to be seen. Tilt – My Spirit (Groovestation Ext Mix), 7. Duran Duran's Broad Street headquarters…Blessed with an even cornier name than Barbarella's, The Rum Runner's (on Broad Street) main claim to fame was that the club nurtured Birmingham's very brief New Romantic movement, and in particular, Duran Duran, who went on to become global pop stars. There was a reunion night held at Subway City, Water Street for Tin Tin’s and Marco Polo Bar in 2010. Handsworth produced three huge international acts in as many years: Ruby Turner, Apache Indian, and Steel Pulse, along with a host of great British reggae bands – Eclipse and Beshara among them. It was also one of the last small venues U2 played before they went stadium-sized. It was a brilliantly run city-centre venue, and survived to usher in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (including Iron Maiden, among others). Planet Perfecto – Bullet In The Gun (Saturday Mix), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. BT – Embracing The Sunshine (Embracing The Future Mix), 4. That club played host to Robert Plant's pre-Zep bands, and one of the very first gigs from Led Zeppelin. Article by eileen brown. Quivver – Believe In Me (Original Q Mix), 10. Where Pink Floyd recorded half of Ummagumma…. It won't be remembered fondly by bands for its layout – kit had to be hauled up some very steep stairs by hand. Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! C.R.E.A.M had nothing to do with the Liverpool Cream, it was an acronym for Choose Right Easy And Mellow. Indeed, there was a special Essential Mix Birmingham that was broadcast on Radio One in October 2001, featuring a set from Paul Oakenfold which was recorded at a massive Gatecrasher party at Birmingham’s NEC. 80s Night Clubs in Birmingham on YP.com. It also featured DJ Fergie at Godskitchen at Birmingham club Code. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Night Clubs in Birmingham, AL. For once, it's still standing – for now. Loading... Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. It's making its own history right now, of course, but the Hare and Hounds lays claim to being the first place UB40 ever played at, back in the late-70s. Planet Perfecto Knights – ResuRection (Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro Mix) [Cover], 14. If you head to the venue for one of two gigs that may be on in the upstairs rooms, make sure you pop into the back bar – there's generally freebie music going on in there too.