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Thursday, 17 September 2020 14:23

Joy Division - Music Documentary Film

Joy Division - In-depth to look at the brief but vital trajectory of a band that died with its frontman, Ian Curtis. only to be reborn as the equally influential New Order. Features interviews with all surviving band members and explores the Manchester origins of this revolutionary act, their partnership with Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and collaboration with producer Martin Hannett.

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Monday, 31 August 2020 11:25

Perry Boys Reviewed on ZANI

As stated in the prologue of The Perry Boys, author Ian Hough, ‘was not a gang leader or a glory hunter’, therefore, Salford Lad, Ian Hough, gives his narrative of being a member of a football firm in Manchester and beyond.

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The British brand most associated with Mod scarves, and Cravats can trace its roots back to 1799 and Robert Gardner, a textile merchant and quite possibly the most stylish man who lived in Manchester at that time. With the arrival of steam power and canals Manchester – or “Cottonopolis” as it was nicknamed in the 19th Century – thrived as the centre of the textile industry. In 1842, Edward Tootal, “a merchant in silks and fancy dress materials” joined the rapidly expanding successful business.

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When, it comes to the Harrington Jacket, I feel a sense of pride. I am from the North West of England. I was born in Salford and was brought up in Greater Manchester. For those that don’t know – the versatile and simply smart casual jacket originated in the form as we know it, in Manchester, the metropolis that was at the centre of England’s textile industry and had been, since the industrial revolution.

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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Originally made for The South Bank Show.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'.

Published in Music

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.

Published in Music
Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:21

Something Else, BBC2 Aired 15th September 1979.

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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