Photos from First Night of the 59 Club with Founder John Oates

With gratitude to Rock'n'Roll singer and band leader Russ Sainty for these pictures
and his words summing up the atmosphere of those days.

A unique and unseen collection of original photographs from the heydays of The 59 Club featuring Curate John Oates - the Founder of The 59 Club. This is our memorial tribute to John, pictured on the right with Russ in the first picture.

Russ Sainty and the The Nu-Notes starred on the very first night of the 59 Club and at the official opening with Cliff Richard, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. They recorded a single especially for The 59 Club at HMV Studio on Oxford Street and play to a trainful of screaming teenagers on a day trip to Clacton-on-Sea. Inspiration for Cliff's " Summer Holiday " ?

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