I HAVE no connection with the promoters that are using the reputation and history of the 76 Club that was built up over 20 years (Burton Mail, Friday, February 10).
Putting a picture of me when I opened the Town Hall event in the paper and on the website could give the impression that I am involved in the so-called ‘revival’ of the 76 Club.
How can they say that the 76 Club is back unless they can recreate the atmosphere and groups that played at the club? The 76 Club name is used at the Town Hall events celebrating the club. Also, the profits from the event go to charity.
I think it is a good idea to bring rock music back to Burton, but not to use the name and reputation of the 76 Club to promote the events.
The promoters will never recreate the atmosphere or get the names that played there.
Gordon Band, Founder of the 76 Club