The site is home to very many special memories.  This page is our area for the many varied articles that are not easily classified.



About Manchesterbeat
About Us
Manchesterbeat in the news
Our early list of contributors - sadly out of date but a tribute to those who got us off the mark!
Beat Poetry
Joe Meek - The Middleton Connection by Danny Hardman
Caribbean music in the Manchester area
Musician's Union
Decline of the Manchester beat scene
The Middleton Sound
Membership Cards

The way we wore

If you remember the 60's - were you really there? 
Blue Plaques/Awards
New Blue Plaques put Rochdale on musical map
Heywood Blue Plaque Ceremony
Graham Nash
Dusting the Plaque/Peter Cowap Music Festival
Peter Cowap Music Festival 2012
Peter Cowap Music Festival 2011
Peter Cowap Music Festival 2010
Dusting the Plaque 2009
Dusting the Plaque 2008
Dusting the Plaque 2007
Dusting the Plaque 2006
Dusting the Plaque 2005
Manchester wasn't just groups, the cabaret scene was HUGE
The Manchester Cabaret scene
Exhibitions and displays
Music Artefact Exhibition - Heywood
Gig Guides
1965 Oasis gigs - Alan Fildes
Gig diary - Brian Stevensons great account of gigs he watched

Stockport Gig Diary - Robert Collister

Funny pics
Revamped song titles P1   P2
TV and Radio
Pop North
Top of the Pops on Dickenson Rd, Rusholme
My Granada Year - Stewart Darby, ex Boydells Vocal Group, recalls his time as a photographer with Granada TV in the 60s. Great pix.
ABC TV studios, Didsbury
Scene 68 - a very short lived local pop newspaper
RnB mag
Grass Eye
All Star Pop Show - Palace Theatre 1964
Poparama - Belle Vue
Warrington's first MAMMOTH POP SHOW - Sept 1968
Gavin's Benefit - 20 August 2008
Willows 2004
Pete Bocking - celebrating 50 years of music
Rockerama - Belle Vue 1962
Big Beat Contest - Salford
Howling Wolf at the FTH
Package Tours
Granada's Blues Train at Chorltonville Station, 1964
Mike Sweeney's Manchester Beat 2016
Please note: we do not include tributes without confirmation from the family.
Phil Everly
Alan Forbes
Ray Johnson
Tony Cooke aka Hickory Smith
Pete Bocking  
Phil Moore  

Ady Edelston

Dave Clewerth  


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