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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 17th September 2010


Andy Mac

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“There's a story that Rotters was named so because of the carpets you mentioned.

The club was previously "Romanoff's" and the new owners didn't want to replace the carpets, which had large "R"s on them.”
08 Jul 2017
“Tim's surname was Harris.”
19 May 2015
“To be honest my memory is a bit hazy, it was nearly 40 years ago.
I definitely remember him playing one of his "hits", which was either "Music" or "Slow Down".

The info about the contents of the show in my first comment above was from a web search of "So It Goes/John Miles".”
28 Jan 2015
“That's useful Mike, I coudn't remember the broadcast date.

I watched the recent televised punk highlights hoping to catch a glimpse of my (much) younger self, but the show I went to wasn't used.

Scan on its way to you.”
28 Jan 2015
“I've emailed you Mike.”
28 Jan 2015
“On the bill that evening:

Tony Wilson went on location to ask Patti Smith why she re-makes old classics.
Snooky Pryor performed 'What Have I Got to Do' in the studio, backed by the Victor Brox Blues Train.
'Pressed to Kill' looked at 'Shakti' by John McLaughlin.

In 'Brain Damage', Clive James discussed Page 3 girls, and singer/songwriter Ross Macfarlane (winner of that year's Melody Maker Rock/Folk Competition) was the star of 'Opportunity Rocks'.

Macfarlane performed live in the studio, singing the self-penned song, 'Reflections'. 'As Time Goes By' featured The Doors (taken from 'The Doors Are Open'). Steve Hawes, So It Goes' favourite French lecturer was in the studio. The John Miles Band were in the studio to perform 'House on the Hill', and Patti Smith explained exactly why she plays rock music.”
28 Jul 2014
“Pluto studios was owned and run by ex Herman's Hermit, Keith Hopwood.
The Clash recorded Bank Robber there in 1980.

Pluto Music composed music for tv and films. One of their biggest clients was Cosgrove Hall.

I only worked there for a short time in the small commercial production studio, while Keith and Phil got to play with the big toys in the main studio.

The studio was sold in the mid 80s, but Pluto Music is still going:
17 Jun 2014
“No moustaches were harmed in the taking of this photograph.”
16 Jun 2014
“The Bamboo is situated just off the A6 on London road in Hazel grove.

Small (though I think it's bigger these days… yes, it's still going!) friendly, and in the 70s/early 80s Monday night was one of the best nights.

The club was (and possibly still is) owned by two brothers; Clive and John Beeley, who were two of the friendliest guys you could ever wish to meet.

We used to call John "Columbo" on account of his dark hair and the raincoat he always used to wear.”
16 Jun 2014
“I love the pompous wording on it, looks like it was written by Mr Wilson.”
16 Jun 2014

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Attak 0 items
Blitz 1 item

DJs added

Andy Mac 12 items
Dave Burgess (Dave B) 1 item
John Barry 3 items
Ken Olsen 1 item
Mike Burgess (Mike B) 1 item

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Pluto Studios, Manchester 0 items
Smokeys, Oldham 0 items
Smokies, Tameside 0 items