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!

Enjoy the site ... Add to it ...  Revisit!   We spend many hours per week on developing the site.  Not just now and then - "it's all because of you".



Visit Paul's extensive MY STORY page

An inspiration to us all!

Paul Stevens has smashed ageing stereotypes, taking The Voice Stage at 79-years-young. "I think age is just a number and you should never give up on anything," declared Paul. Known as 'The Singing Caddie', Paul's most notable achievement is as the world's longest-serving professional golf caddie. "I sang for players all over the world," said Paul of his time with the likes of 'The Shark' Greg Norman. 

But is of his highly impressive history as a Manchester area musician that we honour him on these pages.

2024 sees the 60th anniversary of the recording of the iconic TV special programme ‘Blues & Gospel Train’.

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Interesting sections of the site you may have missed

My Story

We all have a story to tell  - no matter what part we played in this great period in Manchester music.   Add your personal story or contribute to the many tributes for Manchester musos who have now passed.

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Clubland Beat

A small section on the site - that gets lots of interest.  Not all of us worked the beat/pop scene, many of us made a good living working the hundreds of local Working Men' Clubs.  Can you add anything in this section?

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Stuff!

You may not have noticed a new menu option - Stuff.
Click on it and there's lots of extra information and reading for you on a huge variety of ... err, stuff! 
Enjoy!

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