03 October 2008
24 Hour Busky People 
As part of a tribute on Sunday 5 October to In The City founder and Factory Records head Tony Wilson, singer/songwriter Karl Eland and new Preston band, Stephen Buckley and the Feverdreamers join 22 other artists at the 24 Busk for Tony outside M19 Bar, Stockport Road, Levenshulme.

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The Names

Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

- extract from the official website biography

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