Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Can Can / Red Bed / Kaleidoscope, Booth Street

Red Bed, Booth Street. (c) ManchesterBeat.

Can Can was a soul club, probably across the road from where the old, closed Lime bar is today.  Originally a coffee-only type place (so typical of many clubs in Manchester in the late '50s and '60s), it played host to many of the celebrated North Soul DJs that played the original Twisted Wheel.  It later became the Red Bed and then Kaleidoscope and was likely licensed by then.  It's claimed that the Can Can was the missing link between the Twisted Wheel and Wigan Casino in terms of Northern Soul history [1].


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