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In the last 30 days the archive has grown by 32 new artefacts, 16 new members, 14 new people and places.
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“Jamie's comment/update was emailed to me earlier - sorry to hear about your grandad.
Just for reference, Richard Lysons in his book on the Free Trade Hall lists this show in 1966.
Stuart”
30 Jul 2023
“Went to this, it was a couple of days before my 40th birthday - special guests were Keith Rylatt and Phil Scott who were just about to publish 'Central 1179', the definitive book on the club and Dave Godin, who allegedly christened the Northern Soul scene at the Wheel back in the day, of course.
This was the first all-nighter of Pete Roberts' revived Wheel set-up back then and it was great to have the whole club available to wander round!
Oh yes, and it was indeed to commemorate the original closure of the club on 30th Jan 1971, not just my 40th birthday...”
19 Oct 2013
“Hi, SueC - two Stuarts have commented here, one played bass with the Renegades and Rhythmaires and the other one is me! "Owned by the girls of BCGS" is tattooed on my heart...”
08 Aug 2013
“Great to see Carmel back at the Band on the Wall a few nights ago!
Completely missed the Thunderboys at the time, top class artefact.”
07 Oct 2012
“Bought a load of his records from the Church Street record stall in about 1982 - he wrote his name on the cardboard sleeves!”
26 Sep 2012
“I was very tempted to buy but my wife dragged me away from the merch stall... But what a great celebration of Joy Division music Friday's gig was!”
20 Nov 2011
“I let this one go to Vinyl Exchange in the late 80s, when I had a clearout! Think I kept the Live at the Factory one, though, as I was actually at that gig.”
20 Nov 2011
“I seem to remember a basement entrance down one of the side streets lower down Market street, lots of clothes shop down that end!”
27 Oct 2011
“29th September was certainly a Sunday in 1985!”
21 Aug 2011
“Much maligned in the history of Manchester punk/new wave, but history is written by the victorious as the saying goes...
This single (A and B) still stands nose to nose with anything that came out in 1977 for sheer energy!”
13 Mar 2011

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