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In the last 30 days the archive has grown by 463 new artefacts, 21 new members, 17 new people and places.


Joined 19th November 2008



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“Wow, where can you buy this?”
31 Aug 2015
“did we do this, I thought it was whoever was promoting at the Berlin?”
09 Mar 2011
“dont think anyone would've won a "guess where this photo was taken" competition on this one!”
08 Mar 2011
“Thanks Stu, I've corrected it, that means I was all of 15 years old at the time then”
08 Mar 2011
“Hi Stuart, Good to hear from you, hope you are keeping well. Though I agree the name probably needed changing, I have to state quite categorically, for the record, that the choice of name was purely on a musical basis by (I think) me after the George Jones / Big Bopper song White Lightning. The logo, designed by Paul and me likewise was purely a band logo with no hidden agenda - you have to remember I was 13 at the time we formed the band and Paul was 14 - the only right wingers we knew of back then were Steve Coppell and Dennis Tueart. Being a tad older than us I guess you were more sensitive to the possible connotations. The Fall released a version of the song in 1990 as a single, with a not disimilar sleeve and I don't think anyone accused them of having right wing influences. I thought the Rythmaires was your choice of name though? Oh how the memory twists and fades!”
14 Apr 2010
“I think you might be right - i'd totally forgotten who Chilly was until you mentioned him!”
10 Nov 2009
“Yes, thanks for confirming that this was one of Mani's gigs with us, I couldn't quite remember. Do you remember when the Stone Roses were "lost" and we found them in Julies Pantry at Membury Services, on their way back to Rockfield from watching Aerosmith at Wembley? "Bobby Peru" might be able to help on the DH line up”
23 Oct 2009
“Oi Minster no! It was always me on bass for Atoll K, Mani was in the band for a bit but he was on rhythym Guitar. When we played the other grey horse in Oldham, now the castle, I remember he snapped a string during the first tune, went out and borrowed another guitar and returned just in time for the last tune”
22 Oct 2009
“I think you mean "Blyth Power" Mitch, Joseph Porter was that drummer”
09 Sep 2009
“I'd be surprised if he wasn't there! At his gig at Lancashire County Cricket Club (Move Festival 11.7.04) - which is stones throw from the site of the Hardrock/B&Q - where his fave's the New York Dolls were also on the bill, Morrissey mentioned having had tickets to see them play The Hardrock but the show was cancelled (that gig would have been on Nov 9th Nov 1972 but was cancelled as the Doll's original drummer, Billy Murcia had sadly died 3 days earlier on 6th Nov). Morrissey would have been 13 at the time and only lived around the corner on Kings Road, so it was a short walk from his house to the Hardrock. Therefore I guess he probably went to several gigs there, despite his tender years. I know he was a keen gig-goer and lets have it right, its 1972 and Bowie's playing down the end of your road, you're gonna make it your business to get in, or at the very least hang around outside and make a nuisance of yourself. Think the B&Q needs a blue plaque.”
20 Aug 2009

Bands / Artists added

The 50s Flyers 0 items
Atoll K 40 items
The Buckskins 0 items
The Crawdads 5 items
Dead Heroes 3 items
The Hurricane Trio 2 items
Kid Voodoo 0 items
Linder Sterling 39 items
Raw Ect 19 items
The Rockin' 1% 0 items
Soil 10 items
Splitz 2 items
Street Gypsy 4 items
T'mill 1 item
Taste 18 0 items
Tex Speed Combo 3 items
The Valentines 2 items
White Lightnin' 13 items
Xcess 3 items

Places added

Crescent Studio, Stockport 1 item
Gorton Brook Hotel, Manchester 1 item
John Bull Club, Manchester 2 items
Masonic Arms, Bollington, Stockport 0 items
Old Grey Horse, Didsbury, Manchester 2 items
The Old Library (Cheetham Hill), Manchester 3 items
Sale Annex Youth Club, Trafford 1 item
Spinners Arms, Salford 0 items
Tameside Rock 'N' Roll Club, Tameside 1 item