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> The White Elephant, A Disco
sujay
post 19th Nov 2009, 02:31am
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I loved the White Elephant..............did you ?
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post 19th Nov 2009, 03:17am
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Na, I prefer wimen.


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Strangly, the name rings a bell to me, was it a Bombay based Lager or a Keelie Disco?


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post 19th Nov 2009, 12:05pm
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the white elephant club in sauchiehall st was the old piccadilly club, you had to go up to the top floor on the elevator to get in,the wee guy operating the lift was a wee jimmy clitheroe look alike, any body remember him. cheers.
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post 19th Nov 2009, 12:45pm
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Na, I prefer wimen.
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Strangly, the name rings a bell to me, was it a Bombay based Lager or a Keelie Disco?

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post 19th Nov 2009, 12:58pm
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It was good especially mid-week when drinks were cheap (Tuesday's?). I can mind often the time I'd get home at 4.00 am and be up at 7.00 to be at work for 8.00 am - seemed to always be OK by lunchtime. These days I'd be in bed for a week!

If I can mind correctly there used to be a chinese restaurant - at the bottom? (Lucky Star?)-first taste of restaurant wine there I think (Mateus Rose or Chianti "Excuse me, I'll have the bottle to make a lamp" -it was a basket type thing & the lamp never got made.

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post 19th Nov 2009, 02:10pm
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They showed cartoons on the wall, things from the Betty Boop era. On a Sunday you got a wee paper plate with salad on it as they could only serve drink if you were eating. Around the same time we went to the Redhurst Hotel where they did the same thing ohmy.gif


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post 19th Nov 2009, 03:19pm
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when the Budgie pub in Blochairn opend at 8 AM you had to buy a roll on sausage before you could get a drink
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post 19th Nov 2009, 11:29pm
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the piccaddily club before the white elephant?can anyone remember it, i maybe to old for this topic mad.gif
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post 12th Feb 2010, 12:23am
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Remember both the White Elephant and the Picadilly Club. Showing my age. Wasn't the Picadilly also a casino?
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post 19th Feb 2011, 07:07pm
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I loved the White Elephant and was it not there that "Christian" appeared as if by magic EVERY saturday night?
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post 14th May 2012, 09:37pm
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 19th Nov 2009, 02:08pm) *
They showed cartoons on the wall, things from the Betty Boop era. On a Sunday you got a wee paper plate with salad on it as they could only serve drink if you were eating. Around the same time we went to the Redhurst Hotel where they did the same thing ohmy.gif

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post 14th May 2012, 09:57pm
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I remember the White Elephant well as I worked there as a steward. Great fun and terrific atmosphere. The manager was a guy called john Quigley, great to work for. We showed cartoons on the wall above where the dj worked and I often worked the projector and all the lighting stuff. The club was the top storey of the building and the Lucky Star restaurant was below us. I used to meet up with some other staff for a quick pint in Lauders bar next door or sometimes the Muscular arms nearby which was very trendy pub. A great club and great fun
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post 16th Aug 2012, 02:09pm
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QUOTE (nightporter1 @ 14th May 2012, 11:12pm) *
I remember the White Elephant well as I worked there as a steward. Great fun and terrific atmosphere. The manager was a guy called john Quigley, great to work for. We showed cartoons on the wall above where the dj worked and I often worked the projector and all the lighting stuff. The club was the top storey of the building and the Lucky Star restaurant was below us. I used to meet up with some other staff for a quick pint in Lauders bar next door or sometimes the Muscular arms nearby which was very trendy pub. A great club and great fun


Nightporter,

I worked in the White Elephant as a steward too. I remember John Quigley, and also a manager named Jim Ireland, and I too drank in LAUDERS and The MUSCULAR ARMS before starting work in the disco.
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post 13th Apr 2013, 05:22am
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I used to work in the white elephant too John Quigley was a great guy he managed the Savoy when Unicorn opened that and then we used to drink in the Rialto. I think it was round corner and up stairs again.
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post 4th Nov 2014, 03:42pm
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QUOTE (Gue @ 13th Apr 2013, 05:39am) *
I used to work in the white elephant too John Quigley was a great guy he managed the Savoy when Unicorn opened that and then we used to drink in the Rialto. I think it was round corner and up stairs again.

I worked there in the 70's for John Quigley and a manager called Duncan.
The DJ was a girl called Julie I think and there was nice photographer who took pics of the punters. I remember a steward called Jim who was a martial arts guy from Bellahoustan and wee Jet who wore all the silver gear. I met him last year in Union Street and he looked the same.
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