This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…

This week – Duran Duran play the Apollo…

December 7, 1983: Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon belts out one of the group’s hits in front of a screaming audience at the Apollo, Manchester. Duran Duran were in the city as part of a global tour which included the band’s first major stadium dates in the USA. A...
This Week – FA Chairman promotes football book…

This Week – FA Chairman promotes football book…

  December 2, 1991: Chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association Gordon Taylor arrives in Manchester to promote John Harding’s book For the Good of the Game. The long-serving PFA boss, much in the news at the moment, wrote the introduction to the book which...
This Week – Dog invades pitch at Maine Road…

This Week – Dog invades pitch at Maine Road…

November 20, 1982: Goalkeeper Joe Corrigan had more than the opposition forwards to contend with when Manchester City took on Birmingham City at Maine Road. A large black dog held up play in the First Division match as it evaded repeated attempts by players and...
Sir Alex opens M&S after bomb…

Sir Alex opens M&S after bomb…

  November 1 1996: United manager Sir Alex Ferguson re-opens the temporary Marks and Spencer store in Manchester four months after Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb blast in the city. Sir Alex is holding baby Sam Hughes who was lucky to escape the explosion with his...
This Week – Beatles Fans Go Wild in Wigan…

This Week – Beatles Fans Go Wild in Wigan…

October 13, 1964: Beatles’ fans go wild in Wigan as the Fab Four play a sell-out concert at the ABC cinema. Also on the bill were Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, The Remo Four, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam and The Rustiks. Similar scenes of adulation followed the...