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Four Aces

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Club Four Aces was located at 12 Dalston Lane, London, E8. Located in a former Music Hall, the Dalston Variety Theatre built in 1898. The Four Aces first started holding Rocksteady and Soul clubs in the late 1960's and by the 1970's was one of the most popular Reggae clubs in London. Prior to its being taken over and revamped as the Four Aces in 1965 by Newton Dunbar, the venue functioned similarly as the CC Club under the stewardship of Sir Collins.(2)


Its name the club had gotten from Sir Collins. He had four aces etched on the speaker boxes of Sir Collins Downbeat Sound System.(1)


Against local opposition the building was demolished in 2006 to make way for new developments in the area.


Resident DJ'/Sounds:

Count Suckle (date?)

Count Shelly (date?)

Sir Coxsone (circa 1974, 1979-1981)

D' Unis (late 1976, 1977,?)

Sege Hifi (circa 1977)

Baron Hifi (circa 1977)

Sir Fray (early 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)

Sir Dee's (early 1978)

Mighty Emperor (circa 1978)

Sledgehammer (London) (circa 1979)

Fatman Hifi (1979)

Moa Ambassa (1979)

Sir Fray (1979/1980)

Lord Koos (1980)

Unity Hifi (1985)



An advert for the Four Aces from 1974.



(1) http://www.djgreedyg.proboards77.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=1194882588&page=1

(2) Penny Reel, Echoes, November, 20, 1986

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