September 8, 1963:
Freddie Garrity, lead singer of Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers, relaxes backstage after an energetic performance at the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth.
Garrity was renowned for his animated stage antics which included high kicks, flailing arms and leaps in the air. The rest of the band often followed suit while still playing their instruments!
Freddie and the Dreamers notched up four UK Top 10 hits including I’m Telling You Now and You Were Made For Me in the early 1960s.
September 6, 1969:
Familiar rivals Manchester United and Leeds United fight out a 2-2 draw during their First Division encounter at Elland Road.
Red Devils John Fitzpatrick and Alan Gowling are sandwiching Leeds centre half Jack Charlton, whose brother Bobby is looking on in the background.
United, under manager Wilf McGuinness, would meet Leeds again in the FA Cup semi-final. After two replays, the Yorkshire side won a titanic struggle 1-0. They lost to Chelsea in the final – again after a replay.
September 6, 1976:
Stage and screen stars Tom Courtenay and Judi Bowker rehearse a scene from The Rivals ahead of the play’s opening night at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.
Bowker was well known from the popular children’s TV series The Adventures of Black Beauty and had also played Saint Claire of Assisi in the 1972 Franco Zeffirelli movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon.
Courtenay had appeared in numerous films including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner in 1962 and Billy Liar in 1963.