Manchester music fans will have fond memories of the Twisted Wheel club which attracted a string of top artists to the city from 1963 to 1971.

Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Mary Wells and the Spencer Davis Group, along with John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers, all performed there. It was also one of the first clubs to play Northern Soul.

How well do you remember the Twisted Wheel and the big names it welcomed? Why not test your knowledge in our nostalgia quiz and compare your score with friends?

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Where in Manchester was the Twisted Wheel club first located, from 1963 to September 11th 1965? It then moved to Whitworth Street.

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Manchester College of Art graduate and Twisted Wheel veteran John Mayall is regarded as one of the most influential English Blues singers of all time. In which Cheshire town was he born in November 1933?

John Mayall
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Ike and Tina Turner performed at the early morning Soul sessions at the Twisted Wheel. In which year did they release their single River Deep – Mountain High which went to No. 3 in the UK?

Tina Turner
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Which artist commemorated the Twisted Wheel with a track of the same name on his 1979 album Deltics?

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Twisted Wheel guest singer Mary Wells, pictured with the Beatles, released her signature hit in March 1964. It topped the US charts and went to No. 5 in the UK. What was it called?

The Beatles 1964
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As well as Manchester, there was another Twisted Wheel club run by the same owners in which location?

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Eric Clapton, pictured, was a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and played at the Twisted Wheel. Which group did Clapton join immediately after the Bluesbreakers in July 1966?

Eric Clapton singer/songwriter and guitarist performing at The Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, (NEC) in 1986.
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At what time on Sunday did the Twisted Wheel’s famous all-nighters end?

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Leigh singer-songwriter Georgie Fame often performed at the Twisted Wheel. What was his first UK Number One single in 1964?

Georgie Fame circa 1965.
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Finally, a question for real aficionados – what used to hang on the painted brick walls of the cellar of the Twisted Wheel at its new premises in Whitworth Street?

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