Manchester Music Legend and Shop owner Johnny Roadhouse Snr.died this weekend aged 88.
A saxaphone player and musical activist..organising big bands and playing in TV orchestras and the Halle,and running his shop on Oxford rd since the late 50s -which doubled as a music school,musicians drop in center and recording studio.By the 1970s it had taken on more of a pawn shop vibe.
with the famous Eye sign and the slogan I BUY I BUY I BUY .
808 Bought its first analogue gear there as did Gerald and any number of other Mcr bands..
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