Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Disc jockey Mike Read did Merseyside band Frankie Goes to Hollywood a huge favour in January 1984. He decided to ban their single Relax from his BBC Radio 1 show after he saw the record cover and read the lyrics. Read thought both were overtly sexual and removed the...
Manchester TV Dramas of the 80s

Manchester TV Dramas of the 80s

It was the TV show billed as the new Coronation Street when it launched to great fanfare on Friday August 30th 1985. Granada had high hopes for it. Set in Salford, they described it as a ‘continuing drama series’ rather than a ‘soap opera’. The TV studios confidently...
Madchester

Madchester

Nostalgia remembers the heady mix of fashion, people, personalities and performers that made up the Madchester music scene. Forget London or Liverpool. When it came to music, there was only one place to be in the late 1980s and early 1990s. And that was Manchester!...
City Hosted a Decade of Smash Hit Gigs

City Hosted a Decade of Smash Hit Gigs

Many of Manchester’s most historical gigs took place in the 1980s. iNostalgia finds out what made the decade so special for live music in the city Variety really was the spice of life for the Manchester music scene of the 1980s. Home-grown talents The Smiths and New...