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Happy Mondays, flyer. Top Rank Suite, Brighton. November 1989.

September 24, 2017



The support act that night was MC BUZZ B. Something to listen to:

MC BUZZ B ‘Never Change’ (Original promo mix) Polydor 1991;




Hacienda, Blackburn Flyer. 1989.

May 5, 2017





Here’s a Flyer for The Hacienda, Blackburn club night collaboration. The club nights started in response to the Blackburn raves which took place through 1988-1990. The first raves in 1988 were small but by their height in 1989 they were attracting up to 10,000 people.

Something to listen too; Together ‘Hardcore Uproar’ 12″ single Released 1990 on FFRR Records. It became a Blackburn anthem, the crowd noises on the record are from one of the Blackburn raves.

Fac 51 The Hacienda. Flyer, Christmas and New Year December 1988-1989.

April 22, 2017


Fac 51 The Hacienda flyer from 1988 listing the events for December. Including two of the great club nights that ran from 1986 onwards, Temperance Club and Nude Night.

Something to listen to; T-Coy ‘Carino’. Released as a 12″ single in 1987 on deConstruction  Records. The track was also included on the double album compilation North ‘The Sound Of The Dance Underground’, on deConstruction Records released in 1988.

T-Coy ‘Carino’;

The Hacienda. Hallucienda, flyer 1990.

April 3, 2017




Hallucinda Flyer 1990.

This was a series of Monday night events in March 1990 at The Hacienda. Featuring bands such as The Beloved, The High, The Farm and The Bridewell Taxis. Advance Tickets were available for £3.50  from Piccadilly Records, Eastern Bloc & The Hacienda. What else would you do on a Monday night.

Here’s something to listen to; The High, ‘Box Set Go’ single released on 7″, 12″ and CD format by London Records in 1990. From the album ‘Somewhere Soon’ from the same year.



Fac 51 The Hacienda, New Years Eve 1991. Ticket stub.

March 24, 2017


Hacienda NYE 91 tkt

And here’s something to listen to;

Future Sound Of London ‘Papua New Guinea’ Original 12″ mix released 1991 on Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ Records.


The Durutti Column, flyer. Festival of the Tenth Summer. Monday 14th July 1986.

March 15, 2017


DC fest 10th Summer flyer

And something to listen to;  The Durutti Column ‘Sketch For Summer’. From the album ‘The Return Of The Durutti Column’ Fact 14. Released January 1980.

‘Madchester’ Happy Mondays Rave on video, flyer. 1989.

February 24, 2017



Happy Mondays, Madchester ‘Rave On’ Video. Released November 1989, Fac 262.

Here’s a track from the video; Wrote For Luck (Live at the Ritz, New York. Friday 4th August 1989).



And here’s the ticket stub from the night.

The Summer of Love, Flyer. The Hacienda June 1985.

September 8, 2016


‘The Summer of Love’ flyer, The Hacienda Manchester June 1985.

This Tuesday club night pre-dates in name, the second ‘summer of love’ in 1988 and the explosion of acid house in the UK.

Something to listen too; Shannon ‘Let the Music Play’ released in 1983 on Emergency Records. This tune was regularly played at the Hacienda from its release through the mid 80’s.

Void The Hacienda, Flyers 1989.

July 11, 2016

Void Hac flyer


2 Void Flyers, The Hacienda, Manchester 1989.

And something to listen too;

808 State ‘Pacific State’ released in November 1989 on the ZTT label.

It was first getting played at the Hacienda at the ‘Void’ Wednesday nights  and ‘Nude’ Friday nights by Mike Pickering. It was a big club tune in the summer of 89 before its official release in November that year.

The Festival of the tenth summer 12th-20th July 1986 Fac 151. Manchester England. Promo booklet.

February 23, 2016

Festival 10th P.O.E. 2

Festival 10th P.O.E. 3


Festival 10th P.O.E. 86


Here is the promotional booklet for ‘The festival of the tenth summer’ (Fac 151) a week long series of events from 12th-20th July 1986 organised by Factory Records and given a catalogue number. The event was about celebrating music, art, literature and film ten years after ‘Punk’ in the UK.

The week culminated with the ’10th event’ concert on Saturday 19th July featuring A Certain Ratio, The Smiths, New Order, The Fall amongst others. If I remember correctly New Order were last on, but it wasn’t really about who headlined. Just a excellent line up of bands and 10,000 people going crazy, great night!

Some Music from three of the bands playing that night. All three songs featured in the bands set on the night.

New Order Shellshock;



The Smiths Hand In Glove;



The Fall Mr Pharmacist;