Belle Vue’s Greatest Gigs

Belle Vue’s Greatest Gigs

Belle Vue basked in a golden age of popular music in the 1970s as almost every major band and artist made a beeline to play there. The Kings Hall was, quite simply, one of the biggest dates on the tour circuit. With more than 100,000 square feet of space and the...
The Music of Manchester in the 1950s

The Music of Manchester in the 1950s

Nostalgia looks back on the remarkable life of Salford song-writer Ewan MacColl and the music of Manchester in the 1950s Who would have thought that one of the greatest love songs of all time would be shaped in the grimy streets of Salford during the Great Depression?...
When City and United topped the League

When City and United topped the League

Nostalgia looks back 50 years when City and United finished first and second in the league – and Real Madrid were tamed in the European Cup. Football’s First Division had a familiar ring to it half a century ago in May 1968. Top of the league – and already celebrating...
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!...
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