STARLIGHT ROOMS AT 50: Gallery of pictures from the Glider’s pop palace.

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Bingo! That’s what you are now most likely to hear at Boston’s Gliderdrome - but in it’s heyday it was filled with the sounds of screaming pop fans.

Here we celebrate the iconic Starlight Rooms’ 50th anniversary with this special anniversary pull-out.

Gliderdrome T. Rex

Gliderdrome T. Rex

For a period during the 60 and 70s Boston’s Pop Palace was renowned internationally for the big name stars it attracted.

Among the household names to appear were T. Rex, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and many more.

And back then it would have cost you as little as 50p to see them.

One name the Boston venue did miss out on was the Beatles - and the story, or rather versions of stories, behind this can be found overleaf.

The Glider, as it is affectionately known, opened its Starlight Rooms on Thursday, November 19, 1964, with David Jacobs.

Top names continued to appear on a regular basis until May 1973. Dances were restarted on an occasional basis in March 1996 when The Drifters topped the bill.

The dances continued for about eight years before falling by the wayside, but there has again been a revival with partygoers still taking to the dance floor to this day.