Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks, buildings and events from bygone days with today.

This week our main image shows Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger being mobbed at the Granada TV studios in Manchester. The date is August 1965.

The dark glasses’ disguise didn’t fool the fans for a minute, so Jagger had no option but to sign autograph books and record covers before making a break for it in his parked limo.

On the same day around 200 female fans broke through the security barriers outside the studios to try to get a glimpse of their idols.

The band were in Manchester to film the TV show Scene at Six-Thirty – the Granada news, entertainment and current affairs programme that ran from 1963 to 1966.

The Rolling Stones at Granada T.V Studios in Manchester, 1965
The Pride Of Britain bus
Adulation followed the Stones wherever they went in 1965. The group had notched up their first international Number One with I (Can’t Get No) Satisfaction in May and their album Rolling Stones No 2 had topped the UK charts.

As well as Jagger, the 1965 Stones’ line-up featured Keith Richards on lead guitar, Brian Jones on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass and Charlie Watts on drums.

The Rolling Stones are one of the biggest-selling music acts of all time having achieved record sales of more than 240 million. They have also won three Grammy Awards.

After the original Granada studios in Quay Street closed down in November 2013, ITV Granada and ITV Studios moved to MediaCityUK in the Salford Quays – as seen in our modern image from 2014.

*Many more images from Then and Now are featured in The Changing Face of Manchester on sale now at £14.99.

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