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Added 22nd September 2019 by curbsfan

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The Curbs
Kelly's
14th December 1978

ROCK AGAINST RACISM
KELLY'S CLUB, MANCHESTER
ON 14.12.1978, PRESENTS ON STAGE..
LOCAL PUNK & R.A.R. BAND : THE CURBS
& MANCHESTER POET : ALAN JOWETT - URGES

Alan Jowett signed his poem book URGES on the night
Thanks a million Alan, you were great. Phil - Curbsfan

14.12.1978 : Photo of the Manchester RAR team at Kelly's, Manchester
Partington's Militant Frank Manley (far left) & Alan 'Stoney' Stonehewer (far right)
Chris Griffin (Manchester Mekon), Anita Waters, Tony Jawando (Centre L to R)
Special thanks to Bernie Wilcox for reminding me of Chris, Anita & Tony's names

Photos of The Curbs on stage - Mike, Peter and Stuart
With thanks to Sound Engineer - Alan 'Stoney' Stonehewer
City Fun - Issue One Oct 78, covering local punk/new wave
City Fun - Issue Three, bought on the night from Liz Naylor
Photos Credit : Phil Painter - Kelly's Club, Amber Street.

The Curbs were a R.A.R. band based in Knott Mill
TJ Davidson's (Rehearsal and Recording Studio)
35, Little Peter Street, Knott Mill, Manchester M15

Pete Taylor - Vocals & Bass Guitar (Partington)
Mike Cross - Vocals & Lead Guitar (Oldham)
Stuart Cross - Drums (Oldham)
Phil Painter - Roadie and Driver (Partington)
Dorne - Stuart's girlfriend (London)
Alan Stonehewer - Sound Engineer (Partington)

About the evening from curbsfan..
I drove The Curbs equipment with Pete Taylor to Kelly's Club on Amber Street.
Friend from Partington Stony was the Sound Engineer, as shown in some pics.
I met Alan Jowett, interesting guy. Signed a free copy of his poem book for me.
Bought Issue 3 of City Fun from Liz Naylor tonight, Kelly's was fairly busy too.
Bought two issues of Number One in October, as it was the first, for 10p each.
The Curbs power, belted out Clash debut LP tracks the audience knew very well.
Janie Jones, London's Burning, What's My Name, I'm So Bored With The USA..
Mike Cross cut himself strumming on his strings, blood smeared over his guitar.
A guitar string snapped too. Luckily, Mike has another lead guitar held in reserve.

26.09.2023 - Joan Harral messaged on Facebook that Kelly's was her dad's club.
Joan said, she was the friendly, cute blond serving at the smaller of the two bars.
This was 1978, after her son was born in the April, she very probably served me.
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