Tributes have poured in from the likes of Ian Brown, Peter Hook and more to the acclaimed Manchester DJ Dave Booth who has sadly passed away.
Booth, who was well known for his sets at the likes of Space Ibiza and Hacienda, was famously the touring DJ for The Stone Roses live shows. He was a key figure in shaping the Manchester scene that would birth rave culture, delighting crowds around the world with his spellbinding sets. Booth’s death was confirmed by fellow DJ, Dave Haslam, but his cause of death is still unknown.
“Upsetting news,” Haslam tweeted. “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.”
Ian Brown took to Twitter to pay tribute to Booth, writing: “RIP DAVE BOOTH ROSES DJ.” Meanwhile, Peter Hook also paid tribute to Booth, writing: “RIP Dave Booth. Such a lovely guy. He was the DJ at Joy Division’s first-ever gig at Pips. We shared a massive love for Pips & all the music that came from it. I did a residency with him in Ibiza too – he was so nice & humble. I will miss him.”
DJ and producer Anton Powers took to Twitter to write: “Saddened to hear about the passing of Dave Booth. A brilliant DJ & selector. Fond memories of watching & playing with him in Garlands over the years. He left his stamp on the Liverpool & Manchester music scene that’s for sure. Thoughts with his family. RIP Boothy x”