This week we focus more on people rather than landmarks – although the band that visited Manchester in January 1964 are probably now regarded as a national institution.
They are, of course, the Rolling Stones and they were in the city to film the TV music show Top of the Pops at the Dickenson Road studios in Rusholme.
Pictured in the line-up are, from left, a youthful Mick Jagger on lead vocals, drummer Charlie Watts, guitarist Brian Jones, bass guitarist Bill Wyman and lead guitarist Keith Richards.
Their breakthrough came in February 1964 when the single Not Fade Away, credited to Buddy Holly, went to No. 3. The band hit the Number One spot with It’s All Over Now in June 1964.
Fast forward more than half a century to June 2018 and we see the Stones playing Old Trafford football ground as part of their No Filter Tour.
Jagger, Watts and Richards are still on stage, but they’ve been joined by guitarist Ronnie Wood.
In their long career, the Rolling Stones have notched up record sales of more than 240 million, making them one of the biggest-selling music acts of all time. They have also won three Grammy Awards.
*Many more images from Then and Now are featured in The Changing Face of Manchester published to mark the 150th anniversary of the M.E.N.
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