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The Clash play Liverpool Eric’s: “That day everything changed… nothing in Liverpool was ever the same again”

The Clash were everything a band should have been at that particular point and place in music. Young, good looking, well dressed, confused and even contradictory.

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Eric’s – a personal journey through Liverpool’s original punk club

At the tender age of 16 and in one single afternoon, we had been to a punk club, seen Joy Division and got an autograph from a Sex Pistol. How could we not fall in love with this wonderful place?!

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Iggy Pop at Liverpool Eric’s: Shock was part of the currency of the early punks and, in Iggy, they had inspiration of sorts

It was a genuine anyone-who-was-anyone-was -there-where-were-you-sucker type of gigs, one of those incredible moments that, even as you were watching it you knew it was never going to truly leave you.

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13 Questions with The Ponderosa Glee Boys

Read on to find out more about being told off by your daughter, death threats from America and pissing in water pistols.

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Peter Hook Interview: “I’ve managed to take Joy Division all round the world”

I’m desperate to do a book that has a happy ending and I’m hoping that I don’t have to resort to fiction. So I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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Doreen Allen Interview: “I gave Johnny Thunders his rider when he came to do the soundcheck, and it was a bottle of brandy and a bottle of Baileys. He asked for a pint glass and poured it all in”

I remember I put Echo and the Bunnymen’s first gig on at Eric’s. Roger wouldn’t pay them so they all came running to me, saying they needed money to pay for the van. So I took them to the office and gave them twenty quid.

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The Warehouse: Liverpool’s Forgotten Club

The Warehouse was in the right place at the right time to take full advantage of this situation and became one of the main stopping points for bands on tour.

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Stephen Morris interview: “We didn’t want to be Joy Division anymore, but we didn’t know anything else”

There aren’t even many colour pictures of Ian, they’re all black and white. Which is kind of how I’ve begun to remember it.