STOCKPORT’S FAMOUS SONS
WAS interested in your recent article regarding bands/artists with links to Stockport.
You might want to tell your pals (‘Blossoms from Offerton’) that they seem to have omitted two of the biggest and most celebrated of Stockport’s musical links.
The legendary John Mayall – one of the most influential people in the British rock/blues boom of the sixties and without whom it is possible none of us would ever have heard of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Ginger Baker or Jeff Beck (to name but a few) – was brought up in Davenport/Bramhall.
His family home was, for many years, at the junction of Acre Lane and Grove Lane but it was demolished about ten years ago and replaced with a new-build. He definitely does deserve a blue plaque in Stockport. He is renowned worldwide.
Also, John Wardle (aka Jah Wobble) has been a resident of Bramhall for many years.
IHe was one of the original punk rock pioneers and a cohort of John Lydon (Johnny Rotten).
He formed the equally legendary and highly influential Public Image Limited with Lydon and Keith Levene after the Sex Pistols split up in 1977.
Wardle has had a near 40-year career as an artist, writer, producer, label boss and musical entrepreneur. Peter Rapaport Bramhall