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And members of the public will get their say in how it develops...

The city of MANCHESTER is getting its own museum documenting its rich musical legacy.

After giving the world a succession of legendary bands including Joy Division, Smiths, Oasis, and through to new challengers like Nine Black Alps, 40 years of rock history are to be documented in a new community collection.

The Manchester District Music Archive will be launched with a special seminar at the Urbis museum on September 21 at 5.30pm. Hosted by Mark Radcliffe, the session will include presentations from Elbow’s Guy Garvey, writer Jon Savage, cultural commentator CP Lee and Jan Hargreaves from the Museum of Science And Industry.

The seminar will give members of the public a say in the development of the museum. Alison Surtees of MDMArchive said: “If you’ve been there, seen a gig, danced ‘til you’ve dropped, made a record, sold a record, produced a record, hosted a jig, DJed, caught a drumstick, made a flyer, saved a flyer, busked, written a song or just snogged in a dark corner of a club, you’re in… let’s do our music justice.”

To register, visit [url=]mdmarchive.co.uk.