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Founded: 1976

Headquarters: London, UK

Website Link(s): Official Site

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  • Mike Barson
  • Chris Foreman
  • Lee Thompson
  • Graham McPherson (a/k/a Suggs)
  • Mark Bedford
  • Daniel Woodgate
  • Carl Smyth (a/k/a Chas Smash)

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  • North London Invaders
  • The Madness (separate band)
  • The Nutty Boys


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Madness started out officially as a ska band, although over time they went back and forth between ska and straightforward pop, establishing themselves as a well rounded and versatile band. They had a series of top ten hits in the UK, where House of Fun became a number 1 hit for the group.but in the US, their only smash hit was Our House (though they had many minor hits, like It Must Be Love and One Step Beyond. Despite only have critical and financial success in the UK, Madness also has a large underground following in the US. Their most recent release, the Liberty of Norton Folgate has become a huge hit in the UK, with the hit singles "Dust Devil" and "Sugar and Spice".

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