DJ and writer Dave Haslam DJ’d over 450 times at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester during the late 1980s and has since DJ’d worldwide (including shows in Peru, New York, Berlin, Barcelona, and Italy). He made his debut at the Hacienda on May 1st 1986. Ian Brown, Tim Burgess and the Chemical Brothers all later credited his eclectic Thursday night sets as an inspiration.
He’s the author of Manchester England, a groundbreaking study of Manchester’s radical and musical history. On World Book Day in 2003 it was declared one of the ten books that best represent England (alongside books by the likes of Jeremy Paxman, Zadie Smith, and George Monbiot).
He’s subsequently written three more books; Not Abba, an alternative history of the 1970s; Adventures on the Wheels of Steel, a book about superstar DJs and Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues.
His latest book is Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor: Music, Manchester and More.
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