November 15, 1977:
Punk group The Clash get ready for their gig at the Elizabethan ballroom, Belle Vue, during their 32-date Get Out of Control tour.
They are, from left, drummer Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon, lead vocalist and guitarist Joe Strummer, bassist Paul Simonon and lead guitarist Mick Jones.
The tour also took the band to Sweden, Germany and Ireland.
The Clash were back in Manchester on October 29th when they appeared at the Apollo supported by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
November 15, 1948:
Disney actor and entertainer Wally Boag delights children in Manchester by making intricate balloon animals.
Boag, who toured with the Walt Disney stage show The Golden Horseshoe Revue, was renowned for his balloon sculptures which he called Boogaloons.
As an actor, he appeared in the movies The Absent-Minded Professor, Son of Flubber and The Love Bug. He was lined up to be the voice of Tigger in Winnie the Pooh in 1966, but the role eventually went to Paul Winchell.
November 16, 1960:
Singer and entertainer Joe Brown poses for the press at Manchester’s Hippodrome theatre before his appearance in the Idols on Parade tour. Top of the bill was singer Billy Fury.
Promoted by Larry Parnes, the tour spent a week in Manchester. Also on the bill were Georgie Fame, The Vernons Girls, The Viscounts, Tommy Bruce and Nelson Keene.
The Manchester leg of the tour was unique as it included an early appearance by Openshaw actor and singer Davy Jones. He later found international fame as lead singer of The Monkees.