14 Sept 2005
Rochdale Rocks @ Touchstones Centre, Rochdale from 22 October 
From the Manchester District Music Archive, mdmarchive.com:

An exhibition entitled 'Rochdale Rocks - a history of popular music in Rochdale from Middleton to Milnrow' opens at the Touchstones Centre, Rochdale on 22 October 2005. Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets, who went to Art College in Rochdale, will open the exhibition.

The exhibition will encompass: The Deeply Vale festivals of the 1970s, Rochdale recording studios including Cargo, Suite Sixteen and John Peel's Dandelion studios and much more.

Bands and artists that came to Rochdale to record such as The Fall, Joy Division, The Teardrop Explodes, The Durutti Column, Section 25, New Order et al.

The exhibition will feature record sleeves, photos, and written anecdotes about the legendary Rochdale scene.


Touchstones Centre
The Esplanade
OL16 1AQ
Tel: 01706 864986

Admission: Free

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