Top 30 Blackpool songs : the Membranes home town has its own fascinating and off musical history

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Blackpool has its own fascinating and off musical history.

Jethro Tull came from the town. The Beatles played there many times and George Formby – the biggest star in the UK in the fifties lived there. There was also a fervent post-punk scene with Section 25, the Membranes and Tunnel Vision and many others.

The quiet keyboard players from Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys went to the same school and Lemmy from Motorhead lived there when he played for local legends the Rocking Vicars. Despite its showbiz candyfloss coating a lot of interesting stuff has emerged from the town…