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