Klooks Kleek and Decca: help needed

Local historians Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms are writing a book about the history of Klooks Kleek, a jazz and blues club which ran at the Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, from 1961 to 1970. The book will also look at the history of Decca Studios which was in Broadhurst Gardens until 1980.

If you worked at Decca, or have any memories or stories about KK which they could use in book please email Dick at, ku.oc1516573330.redn1516573330oyeul1516573330b@gni1516573330ldnie1516573330wd1516573330

In the meantime, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, do read my quick rundown of West Hampstead’s musical heritage.

  • John Disson

    I see the date of your request for nformation on Klooks Kleck and wonder if you had any response.
    You need to speak to Dick Jordon and Geoff Williams who started and ran the club. I grew up with both of them and was with them at the begining, I’ve found online a group (John West group), claiming to have started the club in 1961, this to best of my knowledge is a false claim. Dick is now living in Wales, Geoff is in Surrey.

    • I've forwarded this to Dick W.

    • Hi John,
      You are quite right about Klooks.
      The John West Group were the first house band.
      Dick Jordan and Geoff Williams are working with me on the book.

      Dick Weindling

    • Anonymous

      Give my regards to Dick & Geoff.


      John Disson