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;







Hacienda, New Years Eve, 1986-1987, ticket stub.

December 31, 2015



Hac NYE TKT 86 back


Hac NYE TKT 86


Admission £6!!!

Get in early!

Something to listen to; ‘Love Can’t Turn Around’, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk & Jesse Saunders Feat. Darryl Pandy. 1986.

Echo & The Bunnymen, ticket stub. The International Manchester 1985.

November 12, 2015

Bunnymen Int Tkt stub 85

Echo & the Bunnymen ticket stub from the gig at the The International in Manchester 21st June 1985.

This was billed as a warm up concert for Glastonbury on June 23rd. The Bunnymen did two sets that night, the first was a set of cover versions including Velvet Underground; There She Goes Again and Rolling Stones; Paint It Black.

Their second set at The International that night was packed with excellent tunes from, Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain.

Something to listen to; Echo & The Bunnymen; The Cutter from the 1983 Album Porcupine.

Fac 51 The Hacienda, postcard.

October 29, 2015

Hacienda B.kelly p_card

Fac 51 The Hacienda, Ben Kelly design 1982.

Great photograph of the Hacienda dance floor in daylight!

The postcard was from the exhibition ‘Sublime’ Manchester Music and Design 1976-1992 at the Cornerhouse in Manchester. A excellent exhibition with a very smart exhibition catalogue to coincide with the show.

Something to listen to; Played a lot in the early days at the Hacienda. New Order, Temptation Fac 63. Released May 1982.



The Smiths promo poster for ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ album 1984.

October 7, 2015


The Smiths promo poster for ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ album 1984.

‘Hatful of Hollow’ was The Smiths second album and was released 12th November 1984 on Rough Trade / Rough 76.

Something to listen to; ‘Reel Around The Fountain’ from the album.

The Stone Roses, Spike Island, Widnes 27th May 1990. Ticket stub.

May 27, 2015

Spike Island tktMy ‘Spike Island’ ticket stub. 25 years ago today!!

Great day, it was even hot and sunny for most of the day! The fireworks after The Stone Roses performed were great and finished it off perfectly.

S_Island tkt backThe back of the ‘Spike Island’ ticket complete with directions, which were needed!

And here is something to listen to: The Stone Roses ‘I Am the Resurrection’. From ‘The Stone Roses’ album, released 17th April 1989;