Tractor Sound Studios

place and recording studio

Closed aged c. 15

Commemorated on 2 plaques

Kenion St Music Building Cargo Studios first floor 1977 to 1984 Tractor Music ground floor 1977 to 1983 Suite 16 Studios both floors 1984 to 2001 From 1977 onwards this building saw an endless stream of bands from Manchester, Liverpool and from all over the British Isles, pass through its doorways as it became the place for groups to record, and to buy and hire their equipment. Joy Division recorded here from 1978 onwards and had their bass equipment custom built on the ground floor

Kenion Street, Rochdale, United Kingdom where it sited (1977-1983)

Tractor Sound Studios 1968-1976. Heywood rock group Tractor rehearsed in this building from 1968 onwards. In 1973, Steve Clayton, Jim Milne, Chris Hewitt and Alan Burgess built a recording studio with financial help from legendary music broadcaster John Peel. Other groups who recorded here were Beau/John Trevor and Movement Banned. Tractor went on to found the Deeply Vale Music Festivals 1976-1979

58 Market Street, Heywood, United Kingdom where it sited (1968-1976)