One of Question of Pop's regular
team captains, Suggs is perhaps best known as
a member of baggy-trousered ska/rock popsters
(real name Graham McPherson) was born in Hastings
on 13th January 1961. In 1977 he formed the North
London Invaders, who two years later became Madness.
1979 and 1986 Madness had twenty Top 20 hits in
the UK charts. Their first album was called One
Step Beyond, released in October 1979. It
was to be followed by 16 more.
1999 Madness released Wonderful, their
latest album and also their first studio album
in 13 years. As a solo artist Suggs has released
two albums and eight singles. His
most successful single, Cecilia, sold
over half a million copies.
1997 Suggs and Chelsea FC combined to perform
their official FA Cup single ‘Blue Day’. It was
almost certainly a major factor in Chelseas
historic cup victory that year.
is the host of Channel 5s seminal celebrity
karaoke show Night Fever.
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