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An Interview with Northern Soul Dance Club Proprietor Ivor Abadi

By Maribeth Keane and Brad Quinn (Copyright Collectors Weekly 2010)


Ivor Abadi, founder of The Twisted Wheel, talks about the Manchester club’s role in the birth of the British northern soul music-and-dance movement during the 1960s. Memorabilia from the club and information about its history can be found at thetwistedwheel.com.
Northern soul is basically American soul music that became the popular soul music of Northern England. The Twisted Wheel opened in 1963 in Manchester, and what might be termed “soul music” probably started to come around about the same time. It wasn’t actually called northern soul in the early ’60s, but that’s really the start of it.

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Ivor's You Got Soul Interviewed BBC 2

Hi everybody,

 

YOU GOT SOUL THIS WENT OUT ON SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 08.


This was a great insight into the origins of northern soul, Mary Wilson of the Supremes introduced the programme and told the story via interviews interspersed with music.


I remember that the Supremes themselves were very much a part of the birth of northern soul, tamla mowtown being the rhythm and beat required .


THE PROGRAMME TOLD THE STORY,

I enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy the input from my interview that follows :

 

copyright is "ALL OUT PROMOTIONS"

 
Mastermind Twisted Wheel

The Name lives on

 

On Friday 19 September 2008 - BBC2 8.00pm 'Mastermind' ... contestant's chosen subjest 'The Mod Generation'.

Question: 'Name the Mod Club which was opened in Brasennose Street, Manchester in 1963'.

Answer: 'The Twisted Wheel' ... 'Correct'
 
And this guy went on to win the whole contest.
 
We find this particularly funny as Ivor always likes to say 'correct' when he agrees with something.

 

If anyone has the clip it would be fun to YouTube it.

 

Thanks to Kevin D for the alert

 

 

 
Ivor Interviewed on BBC Radio 2

Ivor is being interviewed for BBC Radio 2 (88.1-90.3 MHz)- UK Dance Music Show. This program will cover the national story of UK dance music in all its different forms and the major cities that lead the way, Manchester, London, Glasgow. With a focus on the uniquely British form of Northern Soul.

 

They are trying to contextualise Britain's unique music history and the story of how Northern Soul was born. It is of course universally accepted that it was born at The Twisted Wheel Club, Manchester. 

 

Below you can hear the first part of this radio show  - Enjoy!

 

 

 

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