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Suggs, Graham McPherson, born 13 January, 1961

Graham McPherson a.k.a. Suggs was born on 13 January, 1961 in Hastings, Sussex. With his mother, he moved to London in the mid-70s and became lead singer with Madness in 1977. The band had been founded by Mike Barson, Lee Thompson and Chris Foreman.

Madness keep on producing original quality music and are still one of Britain’s most successful bands.

But also his solo album „The Lone Ranger“, produced by Sly & Robbie, is brilliant.

That Close Suggs
That Close Suggs

For more on Suggs, FROM Suggs, we recommend his autobiography „That Close“.

Find the best links to “That Close” by Suggs (Amazon affiliate link)









Useful Madness links

Studio Albums 

Madness – Can’t Touch Us Now (28 Oct, 2016)

Madness – Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, ja, Da, Da (29 Oct, 2012)

Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
The Liberty of Norton Folgate, 2009

Madness – The Liberty Of Norton Folgate (5 Aug 2013)

The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1, 2005


Madness – The Dangermen Session (1 Aug, 2005)

Madness Wonderful
Wonderful, 1999

Madness – Wonderful (1 Nov, 1999)

Mad Not Mad, 1985


Madness – Mad Not Mad (30 Sep, 1985)Madness Keep Moving

Madness – Keep Moving (20 Feb, 1984)

Madness, The Rise & Fall, 1982
“Madness Presents The Rise & Fall”, 1982

Madness – The Rise & Fall (8 Oct, 1982)

“7”, 1981


Madness – 7 (2 Oct, 1981)

Madness - Absolutely
The second Madness Album Absolutely was released in 1980


Madness – Absolutely (26 Sep, 1980)

One Step Beyond, 1979


Madness – One Step Beyond (19 Oct 1979)


Also read our Madness Album Series with fans from around the world reviewing their favourites: https://reggae-steady-ska.com/?s=Madness+Album+Series


Selected Compilations

Complete Madness (1982)

Full House (2017)


Live Albums

Madstock (2015) cd+ dvd



“Before We Was We” (Madness) (2019)

“That Close” (2014) Madness singer Suggs’ autobiography



One Man’s Madness DVD (2018)


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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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