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The Smiths played a Red Wedge benefit concert at Newcastle City Hall (January 31, 1986).
Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke had already joined Billy Bragg at two Red Wedge concerts (Manchester Apollo, January 25, & Birmingham, January 27, 1986).

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Red Wedge was a collective of musicians formed in the UK in 1985 who attempted to inculcate youth with the policies of the Labour Party leading up to the 1987 general election in the hope of ousting the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher.

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