Madness

Madness

Madness were a British ska band of the 1980s.

Ska music became popular in the United Kingdom at the end of the 1970s, and one of its most popular proponents was the band Madness. The band was formed by Mike Barson (Monsieur Barson), Chris Foreman (Chrissy Boy) and Lee Thompson (Kix) in 1976, under the name The North London Invaders. They were joined in 1978 by front-man Graham McPherson (Suggs), Mark Bedford (Bedders), Karl (Chas Smash) and Danniel Woodgate (Woody), and after performing for a while as the Invaders changed their name to Madness.

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