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Photo: An Evening with Buzzcocks Urbis Manchester

Category: Music photography In The City - Filename: PplBuzzcocksUrbis5812.jpg - Image ID no: 3991


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
An Evening with Buzzcocks Urbis Manchester
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An evening with...Buzzcocks' Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley, featuring Richard Boon was held at Urbis, Manchester's centre for urban culture, on 12 August 2005. Re-united in front of an audience for the first time in many years were Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, co-founders of the Buzzcocks, together with their manager Richard Boon. They talked about the early years of the band, finishing at the point when Devoto left in 1977. Leading the discussion was singer and journalist John Robb.

The discussion was fresh, frank and often humorous, supplemented by archive music, photos and film. I found out many things I hadn't realised, and enjoyed hearing familiar tracks again. This wasn't nostalgia, but a process of piecing together the story of often forgotten events and people who helped to change the course of pop and lay the foundations of Manchester's musical success in the 80s and 90s. Unlikely rock icon Pete Shelley still has homely affability of your next door neighbour in Leigh, though for many years he has lived in London. Fellow London resident Howard Devoto, now not so lean and much more relaxed in himself, is sharp, eloquent and a bit scary in thick glasses, like a media studies lecturer who'd have no hesitation in giving you a bad grade.

Keywords

Buzzcocks, history of the Buzzcocks, the story of punk rock, Manchester punk, punk UK, Sex Pistols, Magazine rock band, rock band Magazine, rock band Luxuria, Luxuria rock band, Buzzcocks lyrics, British rock stars

Title:
An Evening with Buzzcocks Urbis Manchester

Filename:
PplBuzzcocksUrbis5812.jpg

ID number:
3991

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

Date created:
2005-08-12

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