Over the generations, the Manchester area has nurtured thousands of musical acts, ranging in styles as diverse as music hall and Madchester.
But it was the sixties that was the first to bring the music to the people. There were groups in almost every street, kids playing their music without thought of fame - just fun.
Although many were adopted on a national scale, others were content to stir only local interest before their eventual demise.
Despite their lack of national commercial success, they were part of the tremendous Manchester area music scene that continues to play such a major part in our lives.
Proudly based in the sixties, these pages salute the groups, agents, disc jockeys, shops and clubs in the Manchester area that gave us all such
a great time! Memories that have lasted a lifetime!
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Anyone know the name of a band that played at regular dances and events in the 50s/60s in the CIS building. Any ideas?
Would love info on all groups not on the site, including:
Harlem Spirit (late 60s)- Apollo 7 - Peaceful Soul - T-Dynamics - The Fabulous Fredsmen- Talismen - Rangers - Bo-weevils - Apaches - Rita and the Beetroots - New - Vulcans - Purple Haze - Emperors - Skyliners - InSect - Mitres - Saints and Sinners - The Fontanas - Nomads - Pipsways - Sun Set - Four Runners - Rockies - Pattern People - Jason and the Argonauts - the New Herd
New page - WHO ARE THEY?
Pictures or info on groups we are trying to name or find members. CLICK HERE
THE MANCHESTER RECORD FAIR RETURNS!
VIP RECORD FAIR
George Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 7FJ
Sunday 23rd OCTOBER
From Prog rock, Punk Rock and Hip Hop to Soul, Reggae and Doo Wop, the biggest Record Fairs in the UK return to this great new venue on the 23rd October . With sellers from all over the UK, it's one of the biggest events of it's type - a must for music fans.