Suggs, Chris Foreman and Dan Woodgate of the band Madness attends a photocall at the Dublin Castle music venue in London. The band were there to present the legendary venue with a PRS Music Heritage Award. The band held their first ever gig there over forty years ago. Camden, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th January 2017
Canvey Island in the Thames estuary is known as Oil City for the refinery that dominates the horizon. It's also a scruffy beach community and home to the members of Dr Feelgood. Lee, Wilko, Figure (Martin) and Sparko (Sparkes) started playing music out of camaraderie and boredom, then realised it might be a way off the island when their distinctive style caught on in 1973. Without trying to build a slick image as a band, they made it onto the cover of NME before they even had a recording contract.
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