As the Beatles and Rolling Stones Jostled for best band. Two clubs, one in London and one in Manchester were just getting on with it. The Flamingo and Twisted Wheel. There was no rivalry, as with the bands, the Wheel and Flammy were part and parcel of the same genre.
As Funk emerged, the London scene embraced it. Manchester didn’t, instead broadening it’s musical growth sideways to uncover lesser known artists within the established genre. This surfacing of obscure and often very rare records became pretty much unique to Northern England. Dave Godin referred to this as Northern Soul