Northern Soul Takes the North West by Storm

Northern Soul Takes the North West by Storm

iNostalgia remembers a music phenomenon that took the North West by storm in the late 1970s – Northern Soul It’s odd to think that Northern Soul probably got its name from a record shop in London’s Covent Garden. Journalist Dave Godin coined the term to cater for...
Manchester Nightclub, The Haçienda

Manchester Nightclub, The Haçienda

The Hacienda in Manchester was once described as the coolest club in the world. iNostalgia looks back at the wonder years. It’s hard to imagine someone less likely to open the trailblazing Hacienda nightclub than stand-up comedian Bernard Manning. After all, acid...
Strawberry Studios

Strawberry Studios

What started life as a tiny room with egg boxes lining the walls became one of the most influential recording studios of the 1970s and 80s. Nostalgia remembers the Stockport phenomenon that was Strawberry Studios. What do music giants 10cc, The Smiths, Neil Sedaka,...
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...