The Day The Buzzcocks Went Live
Shelley and Devoto had discussed starting a band when they read a Sex Pistols review in NME. Shelley told Just Juice magazine: "They were doing a show in London. It said they did The Stooges' songs. It seemed like they were an exciting band to see. They seemed like a band that we thought we could be like. So that weekend, we borrowed a car and drove down to London. We found this group called the Sex Pistols and saw them playing. Their manager, Malcolm McLaren, was saying how he wanted to get gigs outside of London. We were like, 'Perhaps we can get you on at our college.'
"So we went back to the college and tried to get them a show, but no one was interested. We found out that we could hire a hall for 50 dollars a night. We thought if we sold tickets for a pound or $1.50, then we'd have right many people. We figured we could make it worth their while to come and play. So that's what we did. We said, 'Why don't you come up and we'll organize a gig here?' So we did. That's the first time that Sex Pistols played in Manchester." more on this story
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