This recreational club in Salford gained worldwide fame with its appearance on the inside cover of The Smiths’ album The Queen Is Dead from 1986.
The image by photographer Stephen Wright became so iconic, it still inspires numerous fans to take the pilgrimage here. When around, perhaps you're lucky to be given a little inside tour gaining access to the rooms kept as a reminder to the band.
Also Graham Nash and Allan Clarke from The Hollies were members here and used the property for rehearsals.
Salford Lads Club (Photo by Google Street View)
Legendary Madchester venue with a super-early Oasis gig
Where the first ever Oasis live gig took place
Bonehead's living room as iconic album sleeve
Where the two major Oasis members grew up
A prison, seriously? Yes, The Smiths fourth album derives its name from this one
Former school of the Gallagher siblings
Once home to Noel Gallagher
The Smiths singer grew up in here
90s Britpop superstars
Oasis sibling on stage as solo artist
Post-Punk from Greater Manchester
Complex lyrics about the ordinary life
Electronic music duo
Alternative meets Progressive Rock
Pioneers in three-part vocal harmony style
Hugely appreciated in music scene
One of Madchester’s pioneering groups
Mick Hucknall combines Soul & Pop
Indie Rock from Manchester