September 18, 1964:

Rock band the Kinks get ready for another performance on their gruelling national tour which took in the Odeon, Bolton, and the Manchester Cavern club.

The band’s gig at the Cavern on Cromford Court off Market Street, included their classic hits You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night.

Pictured are lead singer Ray Davies and his brother Dave Davies who played lead guitar for the group.

September 6, 1965:

Singer Sandie Shaw relaxes in her dressing room after recording a show in Manchester – most likely Top of the Pops at the BBC’s Dickenson Road studios.

Her latest single, Message Understood, had reached No. 6 in the UK charts in September following her May Number One Long Live Love. She also hit the top spot in September 1964 with Always Something There to Remind Me.

Shaw, who sung barefoot, famously won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966 with another Number One single – Puppet on a String.

Sandie Shaw

September 8, 1963:

It may look like Manchester band Freddie and the Dreamers are practising levitation – but in fact they’ve been photographed in mid-air during their energetic stage act.

Lead singer Freddie Garrity was renowned for his high jumps, splits and flailing arms – and often the whole band (excluding drummer Bernie Dwyer) performed synchronised leaps too!

Pictured on stage with Garrity at Great Yarmouth are guitarist Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn on guitar and harmonica, and Pete Birrell on bass.

Freddie and the Dreamers 1963