On a dark Tuesday night in January 2011, eight souls gathered together in a converted garage (affectionately as ‘The Shed’) in Pontefract to listen to a long playing vinyl record album by The Beatles. The record was ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and we played the original mono version on a 1960s Hacker Gondolier GP42 record player. We sat in silence to listen to it in full, sipped on our beer, and then had a bit of a row about it afterwards. Some would argue that ‘Sgt Pepper’ is the best record ever made – many would argue that it’s not even the best record The Beatles made – but few would dispute that it is possibly the most influential album ever made. It’s the record that elevated 12 inches of plastic stuffed in a cardboard sleeve into an art form. It was a fitting choice to begin our trip.
A trip that has featured some of the leading names in popular music coming along to present and talk about an album of their choice.
Let us continue the story and tell you about it in a little more detail below.
The CAT Club is now based in Pontefract’s Blind Pig just off the market place for the foreseeable future.
Some of our recent guest presenters have included:
*The CAT Club and The CAT Club logos © K Reynolds 2011-2020
CLASSIC ALBUM THURSDAYS AT THE TAP & BARREL & QUEEN’S MILL (2016-present). Guest presenters in brackets
CLASSIC ALBUM TUESDAYS IN ‘THE SHED’ (2011-2016) Guest presenters in brackets
THE CAT CLUB ON THE ROAD
Glossop Labour Club