Happy Mondays Biography (Wikipedia)
Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1980, the band's original line-up was Shaun Ryder (vocals), his brother Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar), Paul Davis (keyboard), and Gary Whelan (drums). Mark "Bez" Berry later joined the band onstage as a dancer/percussionist. Rowetta joined the band as a guest vocalist in 1990.
The group's work bridged the Manchester independent rock music of the 1980s and the emerging UK rave scene, drawing influence from acid house, funk, and psychedelia to pioneer the Madchester sound. They experienced their commercial peak with the releases Bummed (1988), Madchester Rave On (1989), and Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches (1990), with the latter going platinum in the UK. They disbanded in 1993, and have reformed several times in subsequent decades.
- Bez chats to Mark Radcliffehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ltdpx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ltdpx.jpg2013-11-19T15:39:00.000ZBez tells Mark Radcliffe about bees, beer and the upcoming Happy Mondays tour.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ltdqj
Bez chats to Mark Radcliffe
- Shaun Ryder chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ldnwl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ldnwl.jpg2013-11-11T18:07:00.000ZShaun talks about his belief in UFOs and how much he enjoys being in the Happy Mondays.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ldnx1
Shaun Ryder chats to Steve Wright
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