Tag: THE RITZ

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Sparks @ The Ritz

It didn’t get off to a good start. Dave, Head of Security, wouldn’t allow my camera over the threshold, declaring its detachable lens “professional” according to Bouncer Law,…

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Down & Out in Athens & Bolton

Old House Playground’s second album God Damn That Gold is released on June 11th 2012; it was recorded at Bolton’s Lo Fi Studios in December 2011. Described as…

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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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…

The Ritz 80’s Monday Nights

By Geraldine Sisters of Mercy – Alice This song was probably the “gothiest” song played at The Ritz on Mondays and was incredibly atmospheric. The Ritz had a…