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

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

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