November 27th 1976:
Scottish-born rock singer Rod Stewart belts out one of his classic hits during a concert at the Kings Hall, Belle Vue.
Stewart played three nights in Manchester to launch the UK leg of his European Tour, which included Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands.
By 1976 he had left the Faces and formed his own backing band. The line-up included Phil Chen, Jim Cregan, Billy Peek and Gary Grainger.
Stewart rocketed to the top of the charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia in 1971 with his album Every Picture Tells a Story.
November 21st 1969:
An anti-apartheid protester takes a tumble into some hay bales as police try to contain a demonstration at the White City stadium in Manchester.
The South African rugby team were playing North West Counties at the time as part of their 1969-70 UK tour. The match ended in a 12-9 victory for the Springboks.
A group called Stop the Seventy Tour, organised by Peter Hain, staged protests at many grounds across Britain.
November 25th 1959:
Salford writer Shelagh Delaney, already famous for her play A Taste of Honey, opens cards on her 21st birthday.
Delaney wrote A Taste of Honey in just 10 days after seeing Terence Rattigan’s play Variation on a Theme at Manchester Opera House. It had its premiere there on May 27th 1958.
Described as an early ‘kitchen-sink drama’, A Taste of Honey was adapted as a feature film in 1961. It starred Southport actress Dora Bryan, Rita Tushingham and Robert Stephens.