AN underground club from the 1960s, which hosted the likes of The Beatles and Rod Stewart, will be making a permanent comeback following a successful relaunch night.

Sunbridgewells will bring back The Little Fat Black Pussy Cat Club, which was open between 1964 and 1965, for an event every six weeks after rolling back the years for an initial one-off event earlier this month.

The throwback event, held at the underground venue’s Wallers Brewery, attracted 250 people who danced to hits from the 1960s.

The event saw DJs, Franny O’Brien and Paul Welsby, play vinyl records from the decade including R&B, beat, mod, motown and ska.

Graham Hall, of Yeadon-based developer Sunbridgewells, said the night proved one of its most popular attractions since it opened in December last year.

He said: “We are looking to bring it back every six weeks at least. The event was our best Sunday ever.

“We had 250 people in Wallers Brewery, it was absolutely packed. It was a great atmosphere. It took a lot of people back to the 1960s.

“We put the chairs away in the bar so everybody could have a dance.

“There were a lot of people there who went to the original club. So many people asked if we were going to do it again. I think why not?”

The original club opened its doors at the site on August 14, 1964, with a performance by The Pretty Things.

It was Bradford’s first independently-run music club and was named after a San Francisco poetry club.

The Beatles played an after-hours gig in the club’s Old Cellar Bar on Ivegate following a performance at the Gaumont, the former Odeon cinema.

The club opened every Friday and Saturday night and Bradford-born singer Kiki Dee reportedly worked in its cloakroom. Other acts which played the venue included Long John Baldry, Zoot Money and Georgie Fame.

After playing at the club, Preston-based band The Mood changed its name to The Little Fat Black Pussycats, in honour of the venue.

The Moody Blues played at the club on October 31, 1964, and were paid £55, which was seen as a lot of money at the time.

But the club only lasted for nine months following police concerns over potential drug problems and the size of the crowds.