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Flyer from the 'Stuff the Superstars' all dayer at The Mayflower in 1979. I remember this as being a great day overall but especially for Joy Division who played LOUD and were on top form. I have noticed that 'The Liggers' who appear on the bill are not listed in the band archive. Were they a local band or not...does anyone know?
Artefact added : 5th June 2007
by hazywavydavy
dave wright Says –
I know with hindsight that the gigs title "Stuff the Superstars" was a bit ironic with Joy Division about to go stratospheric, The Distractions having just been signed to Island Records, and we all know about the ugly little singer from the Frantic Elevators!
It was an amazing gig, bringing together a lot of the best talent at the time in Manchester.
If I remember rightly The Liggers were just a scratch together band from some of the others on the bill. There was also The Glass Animals featuring Pip Nichols from The Distractions.
COMMENT ADDED 7th November 2008
SD Says –
I am a DJ at 94.4FM Salford City Radio and presented a show all about this gig a year or two back, have a listen here
COMMENT ADDED 27th March 2013
ruthputrid Says –
SD, you were right, Burns did play with Elti Fits for a while. I managed them and remember him well!
COMMENT ADDED 11th April 2016
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