Personalities | The Housemartins | Eighties | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 1983–88)
Formed in Hull by Paul Heaton (vocals), Stan Cullimore (guitar, vocals), Ted Key (bass) and Hugh Whitaker (drums), the band were the epitome of unassuming British indie pop. Their up-tempo, melodic songs belied some abrasive, politically charged lyrics on the likes of ‘Sheep’ and their first big hit ‘Happy Hour’, from 1986’s all-conquering debut London 0 Hull 4. They scored a UK No. 1 with the gospelly ‘Caravan Of Love’. Heaton went on to form The Beautiful South, while latter-day bassist Norman Cook became Fatboy Slim.
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