Tenement Kid: Bobby Gillespie in Conversation

Presented by Manchester Literature Festival

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie was born into a working-class Glaswegian family in the summer of 1961. His brilliant memoir Tenement Kid charts his childhood, his work as a printers’ apprentice, his rock ‘n’ roll epiphany at a Thin Lizzy gig and his own journey, via the Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream, to cultural icon.

Published thirty years after the release of Screamadelica, Bobby Gillespie’s memoir cuts a righteous path through a decade lost to Thatcherism and saved by acid house. Join us to hear Bobby discuss his life, his influences and the making of one of the most innovative albums of the 90s.

Presented by Manchester Literature Festival.

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1 hour and 20 minutes

  • Ticket & copy of Tenement Kid – £30
  • Running time: 80mins (no interval) approx.
  • Bobby will be signing copies of their book after the event