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Pride Of Manchester, with the help from you, are compiling the definitive survey to find the 100 most popular musicians ever to have emerged from the Rock'n'Goal Capital of the World - Manchester, England...
george formby
gracie fields
ewan maccoll
the hollies
wayne fontana & the mindbenders
hermans hermits
freddie and the dreamers
georgie fame
john mayall
roy harper
the bee gees
10cc
peter skellern
phil lynott
elkie brooks
joy division
the buzzcocks
the fall
john cooper clarke
the chameleons
the smiths
new order
level 42
morrissey
the stone roses
happy mondays
james
inspiral carpets
the charlatans
808 state
simply red
lisa stansfield
take that
m people
oasis
the verve
the chemical brothers
n-trance
cleopatra
black grape
robbie williams
the seahorses
ian brown
richard ashcroft
badly drawn boy
david gray
the doves
starsailor
russell watson
michael mcgoldrick


most number 1 singles
 
most number 1 albums
 
weeks spent in top 40
Take That = more UK number 1 hit singles than any other Manchester band
UK No.1 singles from 1952 - jan 2003
1) Take That - 8
2) Oasis - 6
3) Robbie Williams - 5
4) The Bee Gees - 5
5) 10cc - 3
 
Simply Red - 5 best-selling albums in the UK (plus two number 2's)
UK No.1 albums from 1952 - jan 2003
1) Simply Red - 5
2) Oasis - 5
3) Robbie Williams - 5
4) The Charlatans - 3
5) Take That - 3
 
The Bee Gees -have spent time time in the UK singles chart than any other Manchester artist
weeks in UK Top40 singles chart
1) The Bee Gees - 266 weeks
2) The Hollies - 263 weeks
3) Herman's Hermits - 184 weeks
4) Robbie Williams - 137 weeks
5) Simply Red - 132 weeks
         


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