PICTURE GALLERY: Six decades of Doncaster nightclubbing

Miss Doncaster competitors at Trilogy in 2006. From left, Kim Brodie, Michelle Hodgson,Holeh Mirfakhrai, Laura Baggott, Lisa-Marie Quin, Rachael Franks, Victoria Swart and Lauren Upshall.
Miss Doncaster competitors at Trilogy in 2006. From left, Kim Brodie, Michelle Hodgson,Holeh Mirfakhrai, Laura Baggott, Lisa-Marie Quin, Rachael Franks, Victoria Swart and Lauren Upshall.
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One of Doncaster’s oldest nightclubs is set to make a comeback - so we’re taking a look back at its six decades of history.

Kooky Nightclub is set to open in Silver Street later this year - and depending on which generation of clubbers you belong to, you will have memories of many different names and acts on the site down the years.

Doncaster news: 2  January 2006 story Marsden'''Some of the Miss Doncaster competitors line up at Trilogy, from left, Lauren Upshall, Kim Brodie, Lisa-Marie Quin, Rachael Franks, Michelle Hodgson, Laura Baggott, Holeh Mirfakhrai and Victoria Swart.

Doncaster news: 2 January 2006 story Marsden'''Some of the Miss Doncaster competitors line up at Trilogy, from left, Lauren Upshall, Kim Brodie, Lisa-Marie Quin, Rachael Franks, Michelle Hodgson, Laura Baggott, Holeh Mirfakhrai and Victoria Swart.

It began life as the 2,000 capacity Top Rank suite in October 1964 - and during the following years, welcomed huge acts such as David Bowie, the Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd.

Disgraced paedophile DJ Jimmy Savile once made an appearance at the club too - invited by his friend, late Doncaster community campaigner Ray Nortrop who was responsible for DJ’ing at the club and who Savile had personally recommended for the job.

By the late 70s, the club was known as Rotters Discotheque and throughout the late 70s and early 80s, acts such as Sheffield synth pioneers The Human League, XTC and New Order all took to the stage there.

Next up came a new guise - Elektrik Avenue - and apart from the occasional public appearance by the chart stars of the day, the club ditched live music in favour of dancing.

Trilogy, Silver Street, Doncaster.

Trilogy, Silver Street, Doncaster.

By the time the 90s came round, it was known as Ritzy and students used to flock to the venue on Thursday nights for indie anthems with DJ Dave DD at the decks.

Another name change came with Visage and many will remember the iconic 90s Britpop nights in the upstairs lounge - while hundreds of other dancers shuffled to the latest chart sounds in the larger downstairs dancefloor.

Then came Trilogy, so called because it boasted three separate rooms to suit music lovers of all tastes - before its closure after seven years in 2010.

A couple of refurbishments and re-openings failed and now the club is set to bounce back once more as Kooky later this year.

A terrific nostalgic action shot of Saxon in full flow at Doncaster's Top Rank Suite in 1973, full flares, badges on jeans and tons of hair.

A terrific nostalgic action shot of Saxon in full flow at Doncaster's Top Rank Suite in 1973, full flares, badges on jeans and tons of hair.

Clubbers Andrea Jutrzenka (left) and Lisa Denton at Visage, in Silver Street, Doncaster with Paul Sinclair in 1998.

Clubbers Andrea Jutrzenka (left) and Lisa Denton at Visage, in Silver Street, Doncaster with Paul Sinclair in 1998.

Dance group The Handbaggers with clubbers at Visage in 1997.

Dance group The Handbaggers with clubbers at Visage in 1997.

Rotters on Silver Street.

Rotters on Silver Street.

A ticket for The Human League at Rotters

A ticket for The Human League at Rotters

A Rotters membership card

A Rotters membership card