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In the last 30 days the archive has grown by 463 new artefacts, 21 new members, 19 new people and places.


Joined 5th September 2017



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“Are you related to Albert Tatlock??
02 Apr 2024
“How strange that the Fall listing ended up next to Vivaldi played by Nigel Kennedy on violin! Of course Brix Smith's next partner after Mark was Nigel Kennedy.”
15 Oct 2023
“Pretty sure I saw The Fall here circa 1978.
Marc Riley was playing guitar. I remember it was fantastic gig incredibly tight and powerful sound. One of the best gigs I ever seen.”
18 Dec 2022
“Cheers Bob for saying The Fall didn't play because i was there on the day and being a massive Fall fan i would have deffo remembered. I lived locally to Alexandra park at the time in Whalley Range. Oh the Halcyion days of being on the dole and living in a bedsit like all my mates! I remember it was a lovely Sunny day and paticularly remember Graham Parkers set playing his recent album Squeezing Out Sparks. Also remember Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse. Great times. Vince.”
21 Sep 2021
“Sorry Alf i dont have any contact details for Bill but i heard some news through Ian over the years. I know he very seriously got into road cycling and spent winters living on one of the canary islands. I believe in recent years he met and married an American woman from Texas and spends winters over there but still has a house in Todmorden just down the road from Ian who lives in Hebden Bridge. My big music passion post punk has been The Fall who i followed from the early singles. Gutted Mark E Smith is no longer with us. Were you a fan??”
01 Nov 2020
“Great memories Alf. We were all on the dole but so rich culturally looking back. I'd heard about Alan passing but i didn't really know Clive. I remember when Bill first started Idrumming, passing his flat everyday you could hear him practicing down in that cellar for hours on end! I didn't know about the Johnny Marr connection which is fascinating. I heard that Billy did an audition for The Smiths but didn't like Morrisey so passed it by. What if hey!? The nick name Spud rings a bell. Did you ever meet Tony Burnside? Another lad from Wythenshawe who lived in the Range and knew Alan? I remember he bought a guitar and was learning in his flat. He played in a band called Home life with Paddy Steer that did pretty well. Also Yargo! Who did very well. I saw Yargo down in Bristol where i live now in 1989..”
15 Oct 2020
“Cheers Alf! I lived in Whalley Range too at that time in fact just around the corner from Alan Gooch. I met them all through Bills brother Ian who lived in an attic flat in a big house and i was on the ground floor (He has lived in Hebden Bridge for decades). We used to hang out a lot at Alans flat. I didn't roadie as such but i distinctly remember this gig and the floor was shiny and the drums started moving. Bill asked me if i could hold them still. (No wonder my hearings not great!). I think this could be the gig and me sat holding the drums.”
13 Oct 2020
“I think I'm the guy crouching down near the guitarist! I was friends with the drummer and bass player. The drums kept moving on the shiny floor so i volunteered to hold the drums still. Vince.”
13 Oct 2020
“pretty sure I was at this and remember Graham Parker playing but not the Fall!”
05 Sep 2017
“I worked in this pub for a time in the 70s and all I remember is they were constantly playing George Mcrae's Rock Me Baby which I hated and drove me nuts! Wish id heard The Fall instead but got a feeling is was before they formed. Yes there was such a time.”
05 Sep 2017