Sounds of Venus adverstisd in Hobo small ads.
Silk Disco and promotions were central to the Coventry Music Scene from the early 70's to beyond the seventies in so many ways, through so many discos / venues and promotions. From the Plough club in the early 70's Jim Silk (Twynham) had a distinctive red car with Silk as part of the registration. more on Silk elsewhere on this site.
John Bow (Bo) Bargent was one of the original co founders
/ co editors of Hobo. In 1973 he ran Roguestar promotions and Disco promoting bands and so forth. See below for more on Roguestar. After leaving Hobo in 1973, John became raod manager for Khyaam on their European tour. In 1975 he returned and helped with the Hobo Workshop, promoting bands our way and doing the Disoc. By then Bow's disco was called Moonraker and he did Sunday night's at the Golden Cross and Monday nights there for Hobo Workshop. Sometime he used to let me loose on the turntables which was fun. John had reels of old films going while the music played, Charlie Chaplin / Keystone Kops, Abbot and Costello. Not sure what John Bow did after Hobo - maybe someone out there knows!
Mark Brown was one of the early Cov DJ's along with Pete Waterman starting in the late 60's. Mark was regular at the Red House on Stony Stanton Rd. (a pic of him can be found in the DJ collection on this site (borrowed from the Broadgate Gnome music directory site!). I worked with Mark when I was 16 at DF Gibbs on the Foleshill Rd. Mark was in the TV department along with Al Docker and I was nextdoor as an apprentice electrician. I don't know who Johnny Lomas was - might have been a brother of the legandary Roger Lomas (of the Sorrows and producer of early Selecter). I expect the Gnomes will be able to expound on that and give info on Mark Brown (Birtles).
Marvel disco had a full page ad in Hobo for their gig at the Dive Bar (Lady Godiva) in Jorden Well (opp.The Herbert Museum). I think Paul Hooper (formerly of Indian Summer and Dogers) was involved with it.
I was always being handed band cards or disco cards while doing Hobo Magazine (hence the collection) but I can't remember from whom this one came from - presumably from G. Mann. I have a feeling it was a development out of one of the other discos on here or an off shoot of Clouds or so forth. I can't recall anything specific about this disco.
Gentle were a Derby heavy rock band. I had put them on at the Umbrella Club in 1970 and after they played the Plough Club with Silk Disco and a few other Cov gigs of the time.