Tag: City Life Magazine

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What is Common Knowledge?

Ex-Manchester journalist Jon Ronson wrote The Men Who Stare At Goats… That should ring a bell, because the film of the book stars George Clooney, and even if…

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Carmel 1984

In January 1984, the second issue of City Life proclaimed the four great hopes of the Manchester music scene to be Carmel, The Smiths, The Fall and New…

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Simply Red Trivia

It’s generally well known that Mick Hucknall was in a band called The Frantic Elevators before he formed Simply Red. However I was surprised to see that he…

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Danny Henry

Danny the Dancer is an unsung hero of the Manchester club scene; he’s been an inspiration on club dance-floors for decades, although he doesn’t go clubbing much these…

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Manchester Clubland 1984

Contains City Life Magazine Manchester Club Guide 1984 (Updated January 2014) In 1982, when Carol Morley was, no doubt, already a regular at the recently opened Hacienda, I…

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Wide Night

1986-87 In September 1986, about 4 months after Temperance Club started on Thursdays at the Hacienda, Dave Haslam took over the Saturday night with Dean Johnson, a soul…

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Northern Soul Scene

The European Soul Weekender at the Palace Hotel on the Spring Bank Holiday was a Northern Soul event. Apparently ‘European Soul’ is a new name for ‘Northern Soul’……