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Flyer for Glenn's (Gay) Birthday Party held in the Gay Traitor bar at the Hacienda 1986. Featuring the one and only Avril 'A' (Paris is for Lovers) 1986. The place was hot, sweaty and full to capacity!
Artefact added : 14th July 2017
by Glenn & Brendon
Abigail Says –
Love it! I've added this to Queer Noise. van you tell us a bit more about Avril 'A'?
COMMENT ADDED 14th July 2017
Glenn & Brendon Says –
Avril A - Housewife/Superstar from Prestwich. Popular around the gay clubs at the time, but certainly not the type of act you would expect to find at the Hacienda! She was loved by many and had a big fan club, but made a few hi-nrg hits, the main one being 'Paris is for Lovers'. I still have Avril's original signed contract for the event somewhere ...
COMMENT ADDED 15th July 2017
joannerosenthal Says –
Love this! Avril was my aunt and I've been working through the mountains of stuff she left behind after she died, covering her bonkers career. I've actually uploaded some content here and made an exhibition: www.mdmarchive.co...'a':-cabaret-performer-and-legend-of-the-1980s90s-manchester-gay?fbclid=IwAR13SDc1kehVkuIVCobt2qw0Bl3fTB4BrI5fZEAFXkU_hXELE2M5z0xXUTk
COMMENT ADDED 18th May 2020
joannerosenthal Says –
I'd love to hear from anyone who knew Avril. I'm trying to piece together the story of her career and record this important history. If you knew her, loved her, ever saw her live, whatever - please, please get in touch! Thanks, Joanne
COMMENT ADDED 18th May 2020
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