Music History

Published on June 4th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Today Is the 40th Anniversary of One of Those BIG BANG Concert Moments: The Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester

I spent a chunk of yesterday morning doing interviews for the CBC on the 40th anniversary of what has gone down in history as one of the most important concerts of all time: the Sex Pistols appearance at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester on June 4, 1976. This clip from 15 years ago explains everything.

That show, along with three others, is about to released in a special box set.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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