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Lyndsey Reade author and Manchester music personality

Lyndsey Reade occupies a unique place in the story of Manchester music. She was involved with Joy Division, New Order and the Hacienda, and was portrayed in the film 24 Hour Party People. Her book about the life of the late Ian Curtis is set to appear in 2006.

I met Lyndsey Reade after a talk at Urbis Manchester with Paul Morley and Anthony Wilson.

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It was fascinating to meet someone who I think is an enigmatic figure on the Manchester music scene, though she disagreed about this. Her book 'Torn Apart', co-authored with Mick Middles, offers a new perspective on the story already told by Ian Curtis' widow Deborah in her book Touching from a Distance.


Lyndsey Reade author and Manchester music personality



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Aidan O'RourkeAidan 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. Aidan O’Rourke is a multimedia journalist and tutor in photography and languages. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.

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