Smash­ing hits! THE 80s POP MAP of BRI­TAIN & IRE­LAND

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Midge Ure and Kim Ap­pleby con­clude their se­ries in Lon­don and Manch­ester, trip­ping down mem­ory lane and in­ter­view­ing the decade’s in­flu­encers.

Yup­pies want­ing to make money were the driv­ing force be­hind the rise of so­phisti-pop like Sade, The Style Coun­cil and Swing Out Sis­ter. But, in Manch­ester, the dance scene was boom­ing with clubs cham­pi­oning north­ern bands, in­clud­ing the Happy Mon­days and Stone Roses, so DJS nor­mally play­ing raves sud­denly found them­selves go­ing main­stream.

Midge Ure with Happy Mon­days’ Shaun Ry­der

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