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(Vocal group, 1989–present)

Paul Heaton formed The Beautiful South with drummer Dave Hemingway after the demise of The Housemartins as a vehicle for finely crafted, ironic and honest pop songs (co-written with guitarist Dave Rotheray). Welcome To The Beautiful South (1989) spawned three hits that set the tone for the entire 1990s. Singing alone or in duet with Briana Corrigan and later Jacqueline Abbott, Heaton’s sugar-coated melodies were radio-friendly Trojan horses for bittersweet stories of love, romance and Rotterdam.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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