AN UNDERGROUND club from the 1960s, which hosted the likes of The Beatles and Rod Stewart, could be making a comeback if a one-off night is successful.

Sunbridgewells will bring back The Little Fat Black Pussy Cat Club, which was open between 1964 and 1965, initially for one night only. The club played host to music superstars including The Beatles, Rod Stewart and the Moody Blues.

The free event will take place on Sunday, October 1, between 2.30pm and 9pm. DJs, Franny O’Brien and Paul Welsby, will play vinyl records from the decade including R&B, beat, mod, motown and ska.

The 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.

The club was owned by Paul Mountain - who bought it from Shirley Crabtree, otherwise known as wrestler Big Daddy. Mr Mountain died in December last year - on the day Sunbridgewells opened for the first time.

Graham Hall, of Yeadon-based developer Sunbridgewells, said: “It’s good to have the DJs back who were there originally.

“It should be a popular day. It is the first time we have brought back the club but we might do it more often if it’s popular. We are planning all sorts of events here and this is the latest one.”

Sunbridgewells’ second phase, with an entrance on Ivegate, includes the Rose and Crown pub which has a 100-person capacity and features a number of real ales from the district, including Saltaire Brewery.

An original wooden sign for the Rose and Crown Inn, dating back to the 1870s, was found during work to create the underground complex.