An early line-up of the Stone Roses performing at The Hacienda in 1985

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Originally made for The South Bank Show. Presented by Melvyn Bragg this documentary on The Smiths was filmed just days before the band went their separate ways in 1987. It’s a fitting testament to one of the most talented and influential bands of the 1980s. The film contains interviews with Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke as well as assorted fans, John Peel, and rock journalist, Nick Kent,

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Happy Mondays' Gary Whelan releases a new video for the track 'Show Me The Truth'.

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1:30 am on an early May Friday morning, in a deserted M6 service station stifling a deserved yawn, I stir a dispensed cup of coffee and deliberate over which calorific chocolate snack should help keep me awake for the last leg of a journey that has taken me from Norwich to Preston, via London.

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A classic episode featuring The Jam, performing When You’re Young and Eton Rifles, John Cooper Clarke reciting Chickentown whilst walking through Manchester, and the last ever television performance of Joy Division,

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The Stone Roses Live: Blackpool Empress Ballroom was a live performance by The Stone Roses, released on 4 November 1991 in the UK.
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:17

The Last Train to Ska

I can’t say for certain when I developed my love of Ska music. There was no defining moment when I heard “Willow Tree” by Alton Ellis and my world was turned on its head. My coming of age was in the dark and distant nineties, a world of MDMA fuelled warehouse parties and the guitar bands of Manchester.
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Granada TV documentary from 1990 exploring the 'Madchester' music phenomena of the late 80's and early 90's.Featuring NME reporters Stuart Maconie and James Brown on a tour of the city along with photographer Kevin Cummins. Also includes live footage and interviews of Happy Mondays,808 State, Inspiral Carpets and Northside.With contributions from Anthony H Wilson , Danny Kelly and the Central Station design team who gave us some of the classic Factory records sleeves.
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:08

The Busby Babes

At four minutes past three on 6th February 1958 we lost our greatest English team,
Some of the finest young players that our Countries ever seen.
Sir Matt Busby had a vision to give the babes a chance,
And boy did they take it conquering Europe's elite from Russia through to France.
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Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

Seven Day Fool – Jason Disley Reviewed

Seven Day Fool is the debut novel by Torquay based, Manchester born, writer and poet Jason Disley. I met Disley a few years back via FaceBook when I stumbled upon a ‘friend’ posting several poems. I was instantly engaged, as his words were soulful and moved like jazz music, a real modern day Beat poet as legend Allen Ginsberg.
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