Happy Mondays

Formed 1985. Disbanded 1992.
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Bez chats to Mark Radcliffe

Bez tells Mark Radcliffe about bees, beer and the upcoming Happy Mondays tour.

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Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1980, the band's original line-up was Shaun Ryder on lead vocals, his brother Paul Ryder on bass, lead guitarist Mark Day, keyboardist Paul Davis, and drummer Gary Whelan. Mark "Bez" Berry later joined the band onstage during a live performance after befriending Shaun Ryder and served as a dancer/percussionist. Rowetta Satchell joined the band to provide backing vocals in the early 1990s.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Uncle Dysfunktional

    Uncle Dysfunktional 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    Manchester's most lived-in band return for another album of melon-twisting.
  2. Review of Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches

    Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches 1990

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Madchester's high water mark.
  3. Review of Bummed

    Bummed 1988

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Madchester as we know it was born.
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