Madness , Suggs - Madness perform live during the 2015 NFL International Series game between Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions, held at Wembley Stadium at Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 1st November 2015
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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