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Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth has died

He held down residencies and regular appearances at Space Ibiza, Hacienda, Garlands, and the Roxy Room at Pip's

Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth has died. He passed away on Saturday, with the news confirmed by DJ Dave Haslam yesterday. No cause of death has yet been confirmed.

Booth played a large part in the birth of Manchester's alternative scene, holding a residency at the Roxy Room at Pips — the venue that Joy Division played their first ever gig — before a stint at the Hacienda. He also played at the much-lauded The Stone Roses gig, Spike Island.

“Upsetting news,” Haslam posted on Twitter yesterday. “DJ Dave Booth has died. A legend for decades in Manchester – from Pips, through to the Playpen, Isadora’s & beyond – and a star at Garlands in Liverpool. Did the Stone Roses gigs with him, including Spike Island. He music and presence gave pleasure to us all. RIP.”

Tributes were paid online by artists including Peter Hook, Ian Brown and 808 State. You can see those below.