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3rd August 2007
Stretford's 'Hardrock' down memory lane
Simon Greenhalgh
Today the Hardrock's tower is part of B&Q
Today the Hardrock's tower is part of B&Q

TRAFFORD'S old school rockers are being urged to get-in-touch with any tales or memorabilia they have about a venue where Led Zeppelin and Ziggy Stardust once performed.

Author Bill Mather is currently researching the history of Stretford's 3,000-capacity Hardrock' concert theatre.

Sadly the venue - that's not to be mistaken with the mainstream Hard Rock Café global brand - was prominent for only a fleeting moment, opening in 1972 and closing in 1975.

But the list of artists who played at the site, now occupied by B&Q on Greatstone Road, represents a Who's Who' of the time.

Bill told SUM: "I am researching a book about the Hardrock and would be interested to talk to people who may have attended any of the concerts at the venue.

"I'm particularly keen to hear from anyone who has old ticket”
10 Jul 2018

By all means and you can credit the image to me, that's Dave Boult”
10 Jul 2018
“Believe John Peel opened this place in 1973 when it was a bar/pub upstairs”
04 Apr 2016
“Thanks Martin”
01 Nov 2014
“..and who were the 'Transylvanian Blood Band' - any ideas?”
21 Oct 2014
“You could also climb in through the window of the ladies toilet, provided you gave due warning !!”
21 Sep 2014
“Don't recall if Marc Bolan was still with John's Children at this time”
20 Sep 2014
“I believe Frank Zappa picked this as one of his all time favourites on a BBC radio prog in the 80s - Radio 1 possibly”
20 Sep 2014

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Bronte's, Manchester 1 item
Electric Circus @ Mr Smiths, Manchester 4 items
The Plaza Cafe, Upper Brook Street, Manchester 7 items
The Village, Manchester 2 items