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A Manchester man who needs little introduction. Terry Christian is a Manc broadcaster, journalist and author - who now writes a column for I Love MCR.
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The Northern Soul scene is bigger than ever – 46 years after the first...

It's almost 46 years since Russ Winstanley booked Wigan Casino for its first Northern Soul all-nighter. On Sunday 23rd September 1973, the faithful paid...

Don’t look back in anger: happy 10th anniversary of Oasis split, Noel and Liam

Back in 1996, when I was sorting out a book deal with Paul Gallagher, older brother of Noel and Liam, with various suits from...

God bless Tony Wilson – he helped us all to love our city

It’s a dirty dozen years since Tony Wilson died. There’s still a Wilson-sized hole in Manchester - and it’s hard to imagine when there...

Welcome to Manchester – city of culture, protest and an International Festival

As a native born and bred Mancunian often accused of putting the “er” into Manchester when I talk, I always think of the words...

Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ – forty years on

It’s terrifying for those of us of a certain age to think that this weekend (15th June) is the 40th anniversary of the release...

The Mancs are coming: when the music of Manchester ruled the US charts

Manchester and its music scenes many and varied have always been viewed as something of a recent fad by our south-eastern media hegemony. Hence...

Happy 30th birthday to the Stone Roses album that changed things forever

May 2nd 2019 is the 30th anniversary of The Stone Roses' debut album. On the day it came out, I was interviewing and recording a...

Why so many Man United fans want City to win the Derby

Success for United this season will clearly be to collapse over the line into third or fourth or maybe even just not getting spanked...

Why having virtual friends isn’t much better than having imaginary friends

God I’m getting old. I have to admit I still feel and have the attitude of a 25 year-old but I’m well past middle...

“Why I‘ll be raising a glass to the memory of Tony Warren on Mother’s...

Nowadays we often mourn and commemorate anniversaries of those cultural icons in Manchester’s history whether it’s the late Tony Wilson, Mark E Smith, George...

No other city could have produced the confident brilliance of Johnny Marr

There are certain moments in our lives that we recall vividly. Moments that don’t involve  births or deaths yet somehow touch on the fringes of...

Celebrity Come Dine With Me: the TV show I’d rather forget

This week I was haunted again by a television moment from seven years ago that I'd rather forget. How often do these things get repeated...

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