01 March 2010
Inside Out NW - Rave on? 
Now available via iPlayer, BBC Northwest edition of Inside Out has Oliver Wilson revealing some of his dad's never-seen-before home video footage of the Hacienda and discussing Manchester's past, present and future. Includes brand new interviews with Leroy Richardson, Graeme Park, Peter Hook, Mike Pickering and Shaun Ryder.

This programme is available for the next week on iPlayer. Sadly this is not available to non-UK users.

Belated congratulations to Oli who's moved from BBC Manchester to become Entertainments Reporter for Newsbeat on Radio One. Well done Oli!

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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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