Tag: Mick Hucknall

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Aytoun Street Dole Office

Another gone building. This one, I was fond of. Although it looked like a monument to industrial decline, this building actually bank-rolled Manchester’s grassroots creative community throughout the…

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A Tale Of Two Cities (Money’s Too Tight To Mention)

All we are hearing now are echoes from the musical explosions of the 20th century. Roger Eagle, 1994 Sit Down! Listen To This! is a book about the…

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In The Park & Off At A Tangent

‘Cities In The Park’, summer 1991, felt at the time like a re-run of ‘The Tenth Event’, only 5 years later and outside. Demonstrating the triumph of hope…

City Life No.11, May-June 1984, page 17

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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Black Rhythms

Accidental Musical Education @ Manchester Polytechnic Black Rhythms & Soul night at Manchester Poly in the mid-80s was a musically amazing club night, with a weird name which…