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Scooby Doo

Scooby-Doo, where are you?

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Scooby-Doo, where are you?

It’s a scene repeated endlessly the world over: a child in a shop wants to buy the book/magazine/toy/bedspread with their favourite character emblazoned on it

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Have you heard of Timperley?

April 3, 2014 Comments Off on Have you heard of Timperley?

Leicester, Autumn 1991. This writer was a first year student living in a university hall of residence.

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Northern Soul sees Northern Soul (the film)

March 1, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul sees Northern Soul (the film)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Northern Soul scene has all the makings of a brilliant film.

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Richard Boon

Ever fallen in love with Richard Boon?

February 18, 2014 Comments Off on Ever fallen in love with Richard Boon?

The Manchester punk scene was never meant to be a weighty chapter in history. Quite the opposite: it emerged as a short, sharp breath of fresh air.

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Bigmouth Strikes Again

October 29, 2013 Comments Off on Bigmouth Strikes Again

Rejoice! A leading British publisher has brought us a book by a member of a great modern British band, someone who can write skilful, balanced prose which demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of his chosen field of home-grown pop, particularly the pre-Beatles era.

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Defining Me – and Defining Manchester

October 3, 2013 Comments Off on Defining Me – and Defining Manchester

Manchester has a rich, diverse musical heritage – and every right to be fiercely proud of it. But you wouldn’t envy the man who tries to tell the entire story.

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