The Beautiful South
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1989
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The Beautiful South

Biography

The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed in 1988 by two former members of the Hull group the Housemartins—Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway—both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band's tenure were former ...

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Biography

The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed in 1988 by two former members of the Hull group the Housemartins—Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway—both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band's tenure were former Housemartins roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar). After the band's first album (recorded as a quintet), they were joined by a succession of female vocalists, all of whom performed lead and backing vocals alongside Heaton and Hemingway – Briana Corrigan for albums two and three after appearing as a guest vocalist on one, followed by Jacqui Abbott for the fourth through seventh albums, and finally Alison Wheeler for the final three Beautiful South albums.

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Song For Whoever
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Song For Whoever
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Don't Marry Her
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Don't Marry Her
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Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
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Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)
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Perfect 10
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Perfect 10
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Don't Marry Her (Safe Version)
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Don't Marry Her (Safe Version)
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Rotterdam
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Rotterdam
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A Little Time
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A Little Time
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Everybody's Talkin'
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Everybody's Talkin'
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Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)
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Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)
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Don't Marry Her (Radio Edit)
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Don't Marry Her (Radio Edit)
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I'll Sail This Ship Alone
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I'll Sail This Ship Alone
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Livin' Thing
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Livin' Thing
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We Are Each Other
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We Are Each Other
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The Beautiful South Biography

The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed in 1988 by two former members of the Hull group the Housemartins—Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway—both of whom performed lead and backing vocals. Other members throughout the band's tenure were former Housemartins roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and Dave Rotheray (guitar). After the band's first album (recorded as a quintet), they were joined by a succession of female vocalists, all of whom performed lead and backing vocals alongside Heaton and Hemingway – Briana Corrigan for albums two and three after appearing as a guest vocalist on one, followed by Jacqui Abbott for the fourth through seventh albums, and finally Alison Wheeler for the final three Beautiful South albums.

The group broke up in January 2007, claiming the split was due to "musical similarities", and having sold around 15 million records worldwide.

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