Peter Stringfellow  at the Mojo Club
Peter Stringfellow at the Mojo Club

15 forgotten pictures taken inside Sheffield's King Mojo club where Jimmy Hendrix and Tina Turner both played

In Sheffield’s swinging 60s the King Mojo club was the place to be and was the home to the Northern Soul scene welcoming acts from all over the world including Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Hendrix.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 12:30 pm

In 1964 Peter Stringfellow and his brothers opened a new venture, following on from the success of the Black Cat, the King Mojo Club, in a converted house on Pitsmoor Road to the north of the city centre.

The club, known as the Mojo Club, had recently served as Dey's School of Ballroom Dancing and benefited from a sprung dance floor. The club never received a drinks licence, but did have a coffee bar.

The club hosted up and coming live acts, including Pink Floyd and The Who. The Small Faces played their first gig outside London at the Mojo and The Kinks worked out the arrangement of "All Day and All of the Night" while at the club.

The club was only in the city between 1964 and 1967 but was shut sown after complaints and then became a bingo hall before being demolished in the 1980s.

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