The story of The Membranes is one of the most extraordinary in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
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Up until now the live experience of Salford’s official bard has eluded me for thirty one years, although why I’m not quite sure.
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This is the second time I’ve been to a Noel Gallagher gig at the Echo.
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For thirty years Miles Hunt and his assorted gang of merry pranksters The Stuffies (aka The Wonder Stuff) have been traversing afar their eight legged groove machine wall of sound.
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Tuesday, 01 March 2016 16:16

Peter Hooton of The Farm Natters to ZANI

“Liverpool was an industrial town, a poor town. The people fought hard for what they wanted to achieve and there was a hunger there, and that hunger has remained with the musicians.”
Pete Best Original Beatle
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Sunday, 10 January 2016 14:25

Transalpino…If You know, You Know!

When Duffy met Jockey in a Liverpool coffee shop the outcome was inevitable; the Adidas enthusiast engaging with the Adidas dealer was only ever going to end one way…..orgasmic. Sound familiar?
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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:49

Thinking about John Lennon 35 Years on

On the 9th Dec 1980, I had a cold, not a bad cold, but enough for my mother to say I was not well enough to attend school.
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Billy Fury

Ronald Wycherley was born in 1940 and brought up in Liverpool. As a child he suffered rheumatic fever which left his heart weak but that did not stop him from becoming a consummate performer. In almost formulaic way his father bought him a guitar, (aged 14) and he taught himself to play. Whilst not the best guitarist he was quite good at writing songs and when he saw the Girl can’t help it (1956) and a friend told him he looked like Eddie Cochrane, he was sold on a career as a rock’roller.
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Thursday, 11 April 2013 16:45

Howie Casey - A Merseybeat Legend

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John Lennon famously said although he was born in Liverpool he grew up in Hamburg, but if one of Merseybeat’s unsung heroes had his way Lennon and his Beatles running mates may not have even made it to Hamburg. The first Liverpool band to make the trek to the bright lights and fleshpots of Hamburg was a rockin’ R&B outfit by the name of Howie Casey & the Seniors.
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Pete Best (24th November 1941 Madras, India) is a name that has always been associated with The Beatles, and how his life drastically changed forever on 16th August 1962, when their manager, Brian Epstein, reluctantly fired Best as The Beatles’ drummer. 
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