This is the fourth part of the Mancunian Way, a BBC documentary series about Manchester and its music. Listen to the previous parts here: Part 1: The Punk Revolution, Part 2: The British Beat Boom, Part 3: Factory Records
All the bands that have been discussed in the Mancunian Way so far were, and still are, hugely influential. But not many of them have achieved commercial success. In this episode Mark Radcliff talks about mainstream pop giants that are not usually associated with Manchester. Acts like Simply Red, 10CC, M People or Take That. Take That. Yes, Manchester also started the boy band craze.
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The Mancunian Way – Part 4