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Music in Salford

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  • Allan Clarke
    Allan Clarke English rock singer
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    Harold Allan Clarke (born 5 April 1942, Salford, Lancashire, England) is an English pop rock singer, who was one of the founding members and the original lead singer of the Hollies. With the Hollies, Clarke achieved international hit singles and is credited as co-writer on several of the band's best known songs including "On a Carousel", "Carrie Anne", "Jennifer Eccles" and "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress". He retired from performing in 1999, but returned to the music industry in 2019. Clarke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Joy Division
    Joy Division English rock band
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    Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
  • Russell Watson
    Russell Watson English tenor
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    Russell Watson (born 24 November 1966) is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs. He began singing as a child, and became known after performing at a working men's club. He came to attention in 1999 when he sang "God Save the Queen" at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, "Barcelona" at the last match of the Premiership season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, and a full set of songs at the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final in Barcelona between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
  • Sarah Whatmore
    Sarah Whatmore English musician
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    Sarah Louise Whatmore (born 21 September 1981) is an English singer-songwriter, best known from the British TV series Pop Idol.
  • Bernard Sumner
    Bernard Sumner British musician
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    Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as a founding member of both Joy Division, for whom he was the lead guitarist and keyboardist, and New Order, for whom he is the lead vocalist and guitarist. He has also been credited with advancing UK dance music and popularising the use of sequencers. In the early 1990s, he formed the duo Electronic alongside The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr.
  • Peter Hook
    Peter Hook English musician and author
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    Peter Hook (born Peter Woodhead; 13 February 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the bassist and co-founder of English rock bands Joy Division and New Order. Hook often used the bass as a lead instrument, playing melodies on the high strings with a signature heavy chorus effect. In New Order, he would do this, leaving the actual basslines to keyboards or sequencers. This has often been cited as a defining characteristic of the New Order sound.
  • Mark E. Smith
    Mark E. Smith British musician
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    Mark Edward Smith (5 March 1957 – 24 January 2018) was an English singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer, lyricist and only constant member of the post-punk group the Fall, which he led from 1976 until his death. Smith formed The Fall after attending a Sex Pistols gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in June 1976. During their 42-year existence, the Fall's line-up included some 60 musicians who with Smith released 32 studio albums and many singles and EPs. His best-known recordings include "Totally Wired" and "Hit the North".
  • Elkie Brooks
    Elkie Brooks British singer
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    Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945) is an English singer. She was a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later became a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s, releasing 13 UK Top 75 singles, and reached the top ten with "Pearl's a Singer", "Sunshine After the Rain" and the title track of the album No More the Fool. She has been nominated twice for Brit Awards.
  • The Ting Tings
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    The Ting Tings are an English indie pop duo from Salford, Greater Manchester, formed in 2007. The band consists of Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drums, bass guitar, cowbells) and Jules De Martino (drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals, piano).
  • Graham Gouldman
    Graham Gouldman British musician
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    Graham Keith Gouldman (born 10 May 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He has been the only constant member of the art rock band 10cc.
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