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Added 29th May 2009 by Stuart Barstow


The Smiths
University of Salford (Royal College of Advanced Technology)
20th July 1986

Apparently this is seen as one of the band's best ever gigs, it was only the second concert I'd been to. Even though it was a vast amount of time ago I can still remember it better than most things I did last week!

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“Interview and video of Johnny Marr receiving a Mojo songwriting award, June 09, from Bernard Butler can be found on the Mojo website at
21 Jun 2009
“Hi! A couple of weeks ago I was approached about producing a small collection of paintings on the Manchester music scene. To cut a long story short I stumbled upon this music archive and your fantastic ticket stubs. With your permission, of course, I would like to use your ticket imagery in some of my paintings. Where the images come from would be stated with the completed paintings. Anyway you'd be making my year if you accepted. If you have any questions i'd be happy to answer them. Thankyou so much. Janine”
12 Jul 2010
“Yeah no problem.”
12 Jul 2010
13 Jul 2010
“I was there, I remember my girlfriend nearly breaking her arm in the crush to get in, the floor really boucing, the speakers looking like they were topple off the stage and pushing my way from the front to the back. Raimonde (Morrisey's friend, James Maker I think) did support, they were pretty good too.”
19 Jul 2010
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