With nigh on four million members and thousands more waiting eagerly to join, the success of the Working Men’s Club movement in the 1970s was staggering.
The countrywide movement provided the testing ground for acts that went on to break into mainstream television and true stardom.
‘New Faces’, ‘Opportunity Knocks’ and ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’ were reliant on the Working Men’s Clubs for raw talent and it’s unlikely pillars of 1980s light entertainment like Cannon & Ball, Les Dawson and Little & Large would have enjoyed their all-conquering success without the early support of Working Men’s Club audiences.
The book is packed with interviews, rare photos and more. The book includes the last ever interview with Bobby Knutt who tragically died before the book was published.