The Housemartins

Formed 1983. Disbanded 1988
The Housemartins
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1983
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The Housemartins

The Housemartins Biography (Wikipedia)

The Housemartins were an English indie rock band formed in Hull who were active in the 1980s, and charted three top ten albums and six top twenty singles in the UK. Many of their lyrics were a mixture of socialist politics and Christianity, reflecting the beliefs of the band (the back cover of London 0 Hull 4 contained the message, "Take Jesus – Take Marx – Take Hope"). The group's a cappella cover version of "Caravan of Love" (originally by Isley-Jasper-Isley) was a UK Number 1 single in December 1986.

After breaking up in 1988, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway formed the Beautiful South, while bassist Norman Cook became an electronic dance music DJ and music producer, founding the groups Beats International, Pizzaman and Freak Power, before rebranding himself as Fatboy Slim.

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Happy Hour
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Caravan Of Love
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Five Get Over Excited
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Sheep
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1986
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T23:58:29
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1986

Glastonbury: 1986

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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