40 years of The Stranglers

Formed in an off-licence run by drummer Jet Black in 1974, the group cut their teeth gigging with the likes of Patti Smith and The Ramones. They put out their first three albums (Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black And White) within just over a year, quickly trademarking their signature sound.

They might be best remembered for iconic hits such as Peaches and No More Heroes, but they also go down in history as the snarling bad boys of the punk scene, reportedly brawling with The Clash, gaffer taping a journalist to the Eiffel Tower (400ft off the ground), ingesting copious volumes of drugs and inciting a student riot in Nice, to name but a few incidents (we wonder if they’ve mellowed in their old age?).

Join them at the Corn Exchange on 20 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25.50.