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St Peter's Square

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

Our main image this week shows St Peter’s Square on a sunny day in June 1967.

The man trying to overshadow the war memorial obelisk, since moved to another part of the square, is 6ft 3ins American actor Clint Eastwood.

The veteran of many Spaghetti Westerns, as well as the Dirty Harry detective movies, was in Manchester to promote his latest film.

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26th June 1992: Singer-songwriter Prince brings his spectacular Diamonds and Pearls stage show to Maine Road.

The ground-breaking musician and his group The New Power Generation were on a 50-date world tour to promote the artist’s latest album.

Prince had played Maine Road the previous year in the Nude tour which featured far less flamboyance. Sets in 1992 were back to the singer’s extravagant best.

Prince performed classic hits as well as songs from the new album. These included the title track Diamonds and Pearls and the single Get Off.
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26th June 1992: Singer-songwriter Prince brings his spectacular Diamonds and Pearls stage show to Maine Road.
The ground-breaking musician and his group The New Power Generation were on a 50-date world tour to promote the artist’s latest album. 
Prince had played Maine Road the previous year in the Nude tour which featured far less flamboyance. Sets in 1992 were back to the singer’s extravagant best.
Prince performed classic hits as well as songs from the new album. These included the title track Diamonds and Pearls and the single Get Off.

 

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I was there brilliant

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I was there Sharon Bunting with your mum ,

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- TV TUESDAY -
British sitcom 'The Likely Lads' aired 55 years ago in 1964. It was created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
The show centred on friends Terry Collier and Bob Ferris who both work in the same factory, Ellison's Electrical, and explores the tensions between Terry's working-class personality and Bob's desire to better himself.
The show broadcast 20 episodes between 1964 and 1966 (10 of which have been lost) and was followed by a sequel series called 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?'.
There was also a spin-off feature film in 1976.
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- TV TUESDAY -
British sitcom The Likely Lads aired 55 years ago in 1964. It was created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
The show centred on friends Terry Collier and Bob Ferris who both work in the same factory, Ellisons Electrical, and explores the tensions between Terrys working-class personality and Bobs desire to better himself.
The show broadcast 20 episodes between 1964 and 1966 (10 of which have been lost) and was followed by a sequel series called Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?. 
There was also a spin-off feature film in 1976.

 

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A rare example of the sequel been even better than the original series

Very true to form of. That era.. Very much in my space. The drinking the smoking. Eating food you enjoyed Hooooo and the lady's who enjoy the odd wolf call or a complimentary wink. Not like the cold fish of to day. Who over make up with false eye lashes you could paint the back door with.. or tans that have never seen a beach.. Hair coular that Banksy as never used. And trout lips. That would turn you to.kissing a dead chickens bum. Then they accuse. The male of to day of coming on to strong. If they looked and acted like the girls in (the likely lads.) They might attract the right responses

Brilliant working class series

Great series!

Bob.. "so what's yer star sign then birthday boy? Terry.." PISKEES"

Was just a brilliant show 😂😂😂

Remember it so well. Those were the days!!!

Terry and Bob.

Loved it 💕

Pity Rodney Bewes went to his grave never having been able to reconcile with James Bolam. Always thought that Bolam was a toad for his continuing behaviour over the decades.

Loved it

Just watch repeat on drama programme at teatime

"I'd offer you a beer but I've only got 6"

Lost episodes were no doubt erased by the penny pinching beeb. 🙄

Still watch it now and still as good

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50 years ago - The Beatles got their last Number One hit with Ballad of John and Yoko. The song was on top for three weeks. Pictured at London Heathrow, the group had just announced they were no longer touring after performing in San Francisco in 1966.

25 years ago - London R&B group Soul II Soul topped the UK charts in 1989 with Back To Life. The song won the Grammy award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1990.

20 years ago - Boom Boom Boom Boom by the Vengaboys was the best selling song of the week in 1994. The Dutch group also had a UK number one with We’re Going To Ibiza.
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CHART TOPPER SUNDAY
50 years ago - The Beatles got their last Number One hit with Ballad of John and Yoko. The song was on top for three weeks. Pictured at London Heathrow, the group had just announced they were no longer touring after performing in San Francisco in 1966.
25 years ago - London R&B group Soul II Soul topped the UK charts in 1989 with Back To Life. The song won the Grammy award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1990.
20 years ago - Boom Boom Boom Boom by the Vengaboys was the best selling song of the week in 1994. The Dutch group also had a UK number one with We’re Going To Ibiza.
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26th June 1992: Singer-songwriter @Prince brings his spectacular Diamonds and Pearls stage show to Maine Road.

The ground-breaking musician and his group The New Power Generation were on a 50-date world tour to promote the artist’s latest album.

#Prince #MaineRoad

23rd June 1991: Croation Goran Ivanisevic wins the Manchester Open tennis tournament after beating Pete Sampras in the final 6-4, 6-4.

The annual grass-court tournament, held at the Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury, was first played in 1880.

#Tennis

23rd June 1971: Staff at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, line up to meet the Queen on her visit to the city.

Welcoming her is Sir Cyril Harrison, chairman of the board of governors of United Manchester Hospitals.

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