New Orleans is easily the most written about music city in the world.
Manchester is solidly in #2.
The latest: “The North Will Rise Again” about the Manchester music scene from 1976 to 2008 by musician and writer John Robb,
“The Buzzcocks. Joy Division. The Fall. The Smiths. The Stone Roses. The Happy Mondays. Oasis. Manchester has proved to be an endlessly rich seam of pop-music talent over the last 30 years.”