BRISTOL'S LEGENDARY
HOME OF ROCK
1969 to 1988

Welcome to the official Granary Club web site
which commemorates the 20 year history of the
celebrated venue and the musicians, groups
and disc jockeys who appeared there

LAST UPDATED - 10th September 2007

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the GRANARY NOTICEBOARD


The Granary Club, Welsh Back, Bristol
Explore the club, its history, the people involved
and the bands that played there including
YES : KING CRIMSON : MOTT THE HOOPLE :
CURVED AIR : ARGENT : SLADE : SUPERTRAMP :
ATOMIC ROOSTER : GARY MOORE : THIN LIZZY :
ROBERT PLANT : DEF LEPPARD : FOCUS :
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST : STATUS QUO : GENESIS :
URIAH HEEP : ROBERT PALMER : JUDAS PRIEST :
MANFRED MANN : BEBOP DELUXE : SQUEEZE :
AVERAGE WHITE BAND : MUNGO JERRY :
ALEX HARVEY : IAN DURY : DIRE STRAITS :
JOHNNY COUGAR : PAUL YOUNG : GINGER BAKER :
BLUES BAND : BILLY IDOL: CARAVAN :
STRANGLERS : MOTORHEAD : UFO
IRON MAIDEN : GRAHAM BOND
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The Granary is also the subject of a
book by former club disc jockey and
entertainments manager Al Read
Look inside, read the reviews,
even buy it
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You are visitor number
(darn it! That's the second time the numerator has set
itself back to nought. Just add 10,000 to the number below).


To comment on the Granary book, add your memories of the times you had at the club, to pass on messages to other Gran fans or just to say hello, please visit the Guest Book. You can, of course, browse the book to read what others have written.

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NOTICEBOARD

Keeping you up to date with Granary related news and information




RANARY REUNION EVENTS TAKE PLACE REGULARILY.
TO FIND OUT ALL ABOUT ONES THAT HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE
CLICK THE GREEN GO

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GRANARY STALL AT THE SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Every year there is a jazz festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend
at King Street in Bristol. The event is organised by the famous jazz public house
THE OLD DUKE which is run by the same fine folk who run the GOLDEN LION
where we have held the last two GRANAREUNITED events.

As King Street is just around the corner from the GRANARY ,
DJ SUPER-ED and AL READ took up the offer of having a GRANARY STALL
to give the crowds visiting the dockside event an insight in to the
rock history of the striking building. It was also an opportunity to sell
a few GRANARY books and GRANARY Tshirts as well as publicise how
the GRANAREUNITED events keep the spirit of Bristol's

legendary rock venue alive.

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Left : Interested bystanders peruse the photo boards whilst
Al snoozes in the shade after checking the quality of the
varied ales on offer at the festival.

Right : Al and Ed pose in front of the stall excited
with their new venture into the retail trade.

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WESTON SUPER MARE WINTER GARDENS ROCK 'n' POP LISTING

David Andrews has compiled a complete listing of the
acts that appeared at the Winter Gardens between 1962
and 1973. It is interesting to Granary fans as many of the artists
also appeared at the Granary.
TO CHECK OUT THE LISTING CLICK THE PINK GO
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THE FOX ROX EVERY WEDNESDAY
Andy Fox, a former Granary rock DJ, is on the airwaves with a rock show broadcast
every Wednesday -10pm through to midnight on
GTFM in South Wales on 106.9FM.
If you're in the area make sure you listen in for the latest and best in both classic and
new rock
. Win prize CDs and concert tickets.
You can also listen on the internet at www.gtfm.co.uk


The famous Andy Fox (left) pictured here with the President of his fan club
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CLASSIC PROG ROCK NOW ON CD
Granary Club favourites throughout 1971 and 1972 were progressive rockers
SQUIDD
Plastic Dog team member Steve Webb fronted the band on vocals and lead guitar

along with Steve Swindells on keyboards (he went on to play with Hawklords),
John Merritt on bass and Plastic Dog's extraordinary graphic artist Rodney Matthews on drums.
Recordings they made for the BBC in 1972 have been remastered and issued on the CD.
"TWICE UPON A TIME".



It's available to buy on line from Rodney Matthews own web site which is
well worth exploring to see Rodney's superb artworks.
www.rodneymatthews.com
Rodney designed the Squidd CD cover as well.

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GET YOURSELF A GRANARY T SHIRT

The design for the Granary Role of Honour TShirt is on file at TShirt Print in the
Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol. They have a large range of good quality TShirts
and sweat shirts on which the design can be printed (see below).
We recommend black of course but please feel free to follow your own
TShirt desires. TShirt print can, if you so wish, replace any of the artists names
on the design with one of your own. I hope you will check the book to make sure
your replacement did appear at the club.
The cost of a one off is a bit less than £20 but drops to £15 for more and
down to £7 for hundreds!!
Please note that there is no commercial or financial link with TShirt Print.
This web site is promoting this service to keep the Granary Club
in the public eye. I've got mine, you get yours!!!
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Al back then
When I was four, I told my mother
'I want to be a rock star when I grow up.'
She said, 'You can't do both".

A quote from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith