New York had The Paradise Garage, Paris had Le Palace, and Manchester had The Hacienda Club…
The Hacienda happened to be synonymous with a unique style, spirit and period with no equal in the history of the British nightclubbing, contributing to give birth to the memorable Summer of Love back in 1987. Who could ever forget its DJ’s such as Mike Pickering, Graeme Park and Dave Haslam?!? A story that would last a bit more than 15 years, despite regular financial difficulties, and eventually supported by the record sales of New Order.
Among its biggest contributors Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order) and Johnny Marr (The Smiths) equally known together as Electronic, responsible for this Chic/Disco-influenced 1989 released gem, along with Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys on vocals….
Although the place sadly got demolished in 2002, it firmly stands in the memories of those to whom (night)clubbing means way more than shaking asses!!!