STOCK­PORT’S FA­MOUS SONS

Stockport Times West - - YOUR VIEWS -

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

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