September 3 1969:

Manchester United winger George Best was reunited with an old pal from Belfast before the League Cup clash with Middlesbrough at Old Trafford.
Best was delighted to catch up with fellow winger Eric McMordie. The two went for trials together at United as youngsters.
The Reds won the second round match 1-0 with a goal from David Sadler and went on to reach the semi-final against local rivals Manchester City.
They lost the two-leg match 4-3 on aggregate, going down 2-1 at Maine Road and then drawing 2-2 at Old Trafford.

 

September 6 1965:

Pop star Sandie Shaw puts on her best pout after performing in Manchester on her British tour.
One of the most successful singers of the 1960s, Shaw was the first British winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with Puppet on a String in 1967.
Her first Number One was the Burt Bacharach song (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me in the autumn of 1964.

 

September 8 1963:

Freddie Garrity, lead singer of Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers, takes a well-earned rest in the dressing room after another strenuous stage performance.
The Dreamers were renowned for their energetic on-stage antics. These included synchronised dance moves and the whole band jumping in the air only to land in a pile with their instruments scattered around them.
Crumpsall-born Garrity was famous for his flailing arms, leaps and high kicks during performances. He even had a dance named after him – The Freddie!
The group’s hits included You Were Made for Me and I’m Telling You Now, both released in 1963.