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« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2009, 03:03:29 am »

Music of Manchester

The pop groups of the 1960s and early 1970s

Manchester had an impressive music scene before 1976, with groups like The Hollies, The Bee Gees, Herman's Hermits, Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, Freddie and the Dreamers in the sixties and Barclay James Harvest and 10cc in the early to mid seventies, and with Top of the Pops being recorded by the BBC in the city. In 1965 Herman's Hermits outsold the Beatles , selling over 10 million records in seven months[citation needed]. Manchester bands Freddie and The Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders and Herman's Hermits topped the American Billboard charts consecutively between the middle of April 1965 and the end of May, with one week in 1965 where the three bands were numbers 1, 2 and 3 in the US Billboard top 100. With the exception of Graham Gouldman of 10cc and Eric Stewart of The Mindbenders (who built Strawberry studios in Stockport, Britain's first world class recording studio outside London) there was little reinvestment in Manchester from its successful sons and daughters.
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