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The Sound of Manchester - Music
Manchester has always been known for its independent music scene. There's Charles Halle who pioneered organised musical life in Manchester and established the UK's first symphony orchestra, the birth of Northern Soul or the legendary Sex Pistols concert which started the punk rock and New Wave movement. Not to forget is the Madchester era and the rise and fall of Factory Records and the Hacienda. Music in Manchester has always refused to be pigeon-holed. It's this rebellious streak that's lives on today, which is why the city can embrace such a huge range of musical tastes.