Tractor
(1968-present)

group and band

Aged 54

Tractor is an English rock band founded in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, by guitarist/vocalist Jim Milne and drummer Steve Clayton in 1971. Both had been members of a beat group, The Way We Live, since 1966. They are notable both for their appreciation by John Peel and Julian Cope, but also for their longevity because as of 2007, they were still performing. The band was produced initially by schoolfriend sound engineer John Brierley.

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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 rehearsed (1968)