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Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Manchester


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From Saturday Night soul fever in Rotters and Rafters, to the swirling psychedelic rock of Deeply Vale and UMIST Heavy Rock disco, and from the athletic Northern Soul terpsichory of Wigan Casino, to the pogoing punk of The Electric Circus, The Dirty Stop Outs Guide to 1970s Manchester reveals unheard, forgotten and often-riotous 70s tales, told by the people who were there, having a blast, watching world class acts at local venues and dancing themselves dizzy to pop, soul, blues, progressive, rock, punk, new wave, reggae and Northern Soul music.

With stunning tales from much-missed places, including King's Hall, Pips, Rotters, The Hardrock, Check Inn, Stone- ground, Free Trade Hall, Phoenix, Poly, Poco-a-poco, Ranch, Magic Village, Russell Club, Champness Hall, and a host of others, Piccadilly Radio youth presenter, muso and adventuress Rikki Wright takes us on a time-travel- ling trip down memory alley with often hilarious, no-holds barred contributions from Smiths bassman Andy Rourke, Piccadilly Radio DJs Roger Day and Pete Reeves, Club DJs Dave Booth, Steve Toon and George Andrew, the ‘Punk Monk’ David Gray, Festival and events guru Chris Hewitt, Punk musicians Alex Sidebottom and Paul Keelagher, Alberto’s frontman CP Lee, seminal music writers Mick Middles and Dave Haslam - and you, the great British public, leaving no doubt about what made Greater Manchester the most exciting place to be in the 70s - the independent, innovative spirit that still makes this a place where great things happen.

The Dirty Stop Outs Guide to 1970s Manchester is a fond and funny glimpse of places we’ve loved and lost, the people we were, and the stunning legacy
left behind by those amazing days. 

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