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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!
A recently found recording of The Dollies singing A Kind of Hush, off a reel to reel recording of Dee Time.
Looking through BBC Genome leads to : Dee Time BBC One First broadcast: Tue 1st Aug 1967, 18:25 on BBC One London An early evening scene with Simon Dee introducing his guests Stirling Moss, The Dollies, Chris Farlowe, Stan Stennett, The Tremeloes.
Our thanks to Kevin Ellis
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!