The Rob Gretton Archive Collections Encounter
|Dates:||17 December 2022|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Drop-in session|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||Age Friendly, General public|
Rob Gretton was a central figure in shaping the Manchester music scene from the late 1970’s until his untimely death in 1999. Join our specialist speakers as we display a selection of materials, many on show for the first time, from within the Rob Gretton archive.
This important archive covers the period 1976 – 2004, taking artifacts from Rob Gretton's early work in the UK Punk scene with bands The Panik and Slaughter & The Dogs, through to the development, management and growth of iconic Manchester bands Joy Division and New Order. Also included is material from Factory Records (of which Gretton was a director) and the (in)famous nightclub The Haçienda.
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library is home to the British Pop Archive, a first-of -its-kind project that collects and preserves the archives and artefacts of UK popular culture, youth culture, and counter-culture from the 1950s to the present day. Drop in and find out more!
Image credit - Rob Gretton’s creative approach for Joy Division, 1979, Courtesy of The University of Manchester.
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