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    1. Hi, Loved Vic’s. Orchestra one end of the room and pop band the other end. Heaps of people attended. Cordial I think was served. Had loads of fun.

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    2. met my future wife at Vics in 1954. Albert crawl inside and jitterbug outside under rotary clothes line All good-no fights no alcohol

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  1. I used to play in a band called “Adige” that played at Vic’s Cabaret every Friday and Saturday night from 1969 to 1970. Vic’s Cabaret was one of the last big dance halls in Sydney until the discos took over. The manager got us a spot on the TV show “Happening 70”.

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    1. I remember the Adige playing at Vic’s. Sam was the singer.
      I met my husband at Vic’s, we’ve been married for 50 years 😁

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  2. I went to Vic’s for most of the 1960s, mostly on Fridays. The hall wasn’t very large and it was so crowded you could barely move. The bands were fantastic.

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  3. Hi my mum and dad met at Vics 58 years ago on a friday night and got married 6 years later.
    My dad has fond memories of dancing at Vics .
    We are wondering what became of the hall .
    He would like to revisit the site if it has not been knocked down.

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      1. Think was replaced with units or similar. I remember the police station being right next door on Parramatta road.

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  4. Mum and Dad danced at Vic’s Cabaret when they were dating in the late 1950’s. They made a great team on the dance floor. I remember Mum pointing out the building when I was younger. She seemed to have had some great memories there. Sadly, both Mum and Dad are no longer with us, nor are the good old days when the young crowd were happy to dance all night and drink cordial.

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  5. In the Mid 60’s I played drums in a trio at Vic’s for around 12 months every Friday & Saturday, Our Band was named Spectrum, Great venue it was..

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      1. Hi Bill,Guitarist/ lead vocal was Peter Saurine …  the bass guitarist was Bob ?? can’t remember his surname.. ( he was also a paramedic & lived at Punchbowl )   CheersJohn

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      2. Thanks John. I taught both how to read music in my first guitar school at Bankstown in 1968. School still going but am now at St. Marys. Check my website. I also remember Spectrum had a top ten hit also. And I recall seeing the band on a tv special a while ago. Now if I could only remember my kids birthdays!. Bill Griffith

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  6. I have very fond memories of going to Vics most Saturday nights with my girlfriend Carol. What a great time we used to have as we both enjoyed dancing. Those memories are still with bexat 80 years old. Oh the good old days ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Ros Williams ( Kortlang)

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  7. Does any one remember Keith Jones and the Saints. I am his daughter-in-law. I just unearthed an old tape of his which I am trying to have converted to a CD. I will post it if I am able to when it is done.

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  8. Are there any tapes of the band “Adige” with Big Sam vocalist.
    From 1970 to 1973
    Or from Keith Jones Sextet along with Frank McQuade & Sam Ruggeri shared vocalists.
    Or from vans “Cinnamon” with Sam Ruggeri vocalist.

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  9. My sister and I went there all the time. I wish I found this just a few days ago. My sister would have loved this. Sadly she died on Saturday 17th July.
    But I loved Spectrum and contacted Go Set and another magazine and got them noticed.

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  10. My girlfriend and I went to Vic’s nearly every Saturday. I met my husband there in 1963 during the barn dance. We had our first date the next day. We were married for 51 years. I always remember the huge disco ball hanging from the ceiling.

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    1. Yes was good place to go to dance and meet people. I believe the same band was there for over 20 years. But all that was in the days when dancing was part of the social structure. In fact, we had to learn ,” proper” dancing at Strathfield South High 1961-1963. There was also the Albert Palais ( Len London’s old time dance show was broadcast there 2ue. Tivoli Ballrooms Hurstville and Parramatta to name a few. Because you were touching ( holding) members of the opposite sex, maybe today’s politically correct would call it assault😀

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