Nightclubs are closing at such a rate in Britain – down from an estimated 4,200 in 1994 to around 1,700 in 2017 – that they could soon be a relic of a bygone age.
This book is set in the period from the mid 1970’s to the mid 1980’s. The country was emerging from a time of grim austerity with industrial strikes and the imposed 3-day working week. People still needed to enjoy themselves, though, and with pubs back then closing at 11 pm, many found their fun at the nightclub during this golden age of disco.
What was it like to be a part of it all? This is an account of one young man’s journey through clubland, experiencing the glamour and hedonism, and inevitably finding love. But, there was also the harsh life behind the scenes: the daily grind, constant insecurity, and the threat of physical violence.
With its tales of love and laughter, tears and tragedy, this is a unique insight into a social and cultural aspect of British life that could soon be gone forever.