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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!
Sad to hear of the passing of Tiddy Gibbs, best known in Manchester area as lead vocals with the Powerhouse.
To fully appreciate the major role these guys played in the Manchester scene, read John Firth's great account of the group here
Our condolences to family and friends.
Can you assist with
- Any info on a group called THE MODS, around circa 1964.
- Any info on Kirk Daniels?
- Any info on Dennis and the Beatmakers?
- Any info on B.G.'s (from Bury area)
If any of you may be interested, I have just created a new site for our southern friends https://www.kentbeat.uk
No major links to Manchester groups but one thing may be of interest - there's pictures of me on there!