The 1960s were a pivotal decade of the 20th century. As the 50s turned into the 60s nobody could have imagined the cultural explosion that was about to occur. In the north east of England it wasn’t too hard to find a job, and teenagers, with their new-found spending power became the catalyst to drive a revolution in fashion, photography, movies, entertainment venues, and in fact the very way we would look at the world. And yet even beyond as we dared to conquer space.
Catching the very beginning of that ripple, the Redcar Jazz Club surfed the foaming wave of progress from the late 1950s through the 60s. Born in 1958, the Jazz Club’s name quickly became a misnomer as the initial staple of Trad Jazz later incorporated R&B and Blues, until the future attractions list in the late 60s comprised almost all Rock and Progressive music acts, through into the 70s.