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Best known seeing that the business lead vocalist from the 1970s and 1980s Uk ska group Madness, this popular musician also collaborated with such performers and bands seeing that Morrissey as well as the Plantation. Also a disk jockey, he proved helpful for both BB6 Music and Virgin Radio. His debut record with Madness, One Stage Beyond…, premiered in past due 1979. His initial solo record, The Lone Ranger, was documented in the middle-1990s. In 2011, he toured his acclaimed one-man theatrical creation, LIVESUGGS. He was created Graham McPherson in Hastings, Britain, to William McPherson and Edith Gower. His relationship to rock and roll vocalist Bette Shiny led to daughters Viva and Scarlett. He made an appearance in the function of “the crooner” in the 2008 Keira Knightley film The Advantage of Love.

Quick Facts

Full Name Suggs
Date Of Birth January 13, 1961
Place Of Birth Hastings, England
Height 1.85 m
Weight 118 kg
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality British
Spouse Bette Bright
Children Viva McPherson, Scarlett McPherson, Our House, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love
Parents William Rutherford McPherson, Edith Gower, Our House, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love
Music Groups Madness, The Fink Brothers, Our House, Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love
Movies The Coalition
TV Shows Night Fever, Suggs in the City, Disappearing London, Suggs' Italian Job
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Was born on a Friday the 13th.
2Madness continue to record and perform to this day, despite their lead guitarist's departure in May 2005. [January 2006]
3DJ on the UK's Virgin Radio station. His show is in the early afternoon and he calls it the Afternoon Tea show. [November 2007]
4His first job was as a butcher's assistant - making sausages and scraping lard off metal trays.
5Madness spent more weeks in the U.K. chart than any other band in the 1980's.
6In the early nineties he produced The Farm's no 1 U.K single 'All together now'.
7At the band's first Madstock concert, an earth tremor was recorded of over 4 on the Richter scale as the fans danced to the opening of the song 'One Step Beyond'.
8Had several solo hits between 1995-1998, including "I'm Only Sleeping", "Camden Town", "The Tune", "Cecilia" and "I Am".
9Supports Chelsea Football Club
10He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
11Lead singer of the pop group Madness.
12He took his nickname of 'Suggs' from a jazz flautist named Pete Suggs



Top of the Pops: The Story of 19802015TV Movie documentary writer: "Nightboat to Cairo", "Baggy Trousers"
Rugby League World Cup2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Believe2013/Iwriter: "Baggy Trousers"
Jools Holland: London Calling2012Documentary performer: "Oranges and Lemons Again" / writer: "Oranges and Lemons Again"
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
T in the Park 20102010TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Shark Tale2004writer: "The Prince Wubble-U Remix" - as Graham McPherson
Top of the Pops 22002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mean Machine2001writer: "Baggy Trousers" - as Graham McPherson
10 Things I Hate About You1999writer: "Wings Of A Dove" - as Graham McPherson
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996 lyrics - 1 episode, 1985
Dance Craze1981Documentary lyrics: "Night Boat to Cairo" - uncredited



Billy & Lilly Go to New York2009Suggs
The Edge of Love2008The Crooner
Neues vom Wixxer2007Sänger (uncredited)
Don't Go Breaking My Heart1999Rex
The Final Frame1990TV MovieEast
Press Gang1990TV SeriesJason Wood
The Tall Guy1989Suggs
Take It or Leave It1981DocumentarySuggs (as Graham McPherson)



Top Ten2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Himself
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Party in the Park 20002000TV SpecialPerformer
Children in Need2000TV SeriesHimself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
It's Only TV... But I Like It2000TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1999TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Madness / Himself - Presenter
Winton's Wonderland1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Surprise Surprise!1996TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Danny Baker Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Danny Baker After All1993TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning... with Anne and Nick1992TV SeriesHimself
Pop Quiz1982TV SeriesHimself
Dance Craze1981DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
British Rock1980DocumentaryHimself (as Madness)
QI2015TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19802015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Madness
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Sunday Brunch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Madness Live: Goodbye to TV Centre2013TV MovieHimself
The One Show2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Music
This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
The Xtra Factor2012TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panel
London - The Modern Babylon2012DocumentaryHimself, lead singer of Madness
Jools Holland: London Calling2012DocumentaryHimself
Daybreak2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes2011TV MovieHimself
Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
Oil City Confidential2009Documentary
Rage2009TV SeriesHimself
Something for the Weekend2009TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Later with Jools Holland1995-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Interview
The Liberty of Norton Folgate2009DocumentaryHimself - Vocals
Spicks and Specks2009TV SeriesHimself
Let's Dance for Sport Relief2009TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Suggs in the City2008TV SeriesHimself - Presenter (2008)
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Balderdash & Piffle2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Disappearing London: Suggs and the City2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2006TV SeriesHimself
Passatgers2006TV SeriesHimself
Test the Nation: Know Your English Test2005TV MovieHimself
More All-Time Greatest Love Songs2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy Connections2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rise of the Celebrity Class2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Salvage Squad2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MoviePerformer / Himself
The Laurence Olivier Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself
Night Fever1997-2002TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Host
A Question of Pop2000-2001TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain

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Archive Footage

QI2015TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19792014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Madness (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 21994-2002TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1995TV SeriesHimself - Madness / Himself

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1[on the "Our House" musical] We'd got a great writer, Tim Firth. He didn't want it to be a biographical thing about Madness, but it tells of being in borstal, as Lee was, and split families, which most of us came from. It was a hit, but we spent too much on the sodding production. And there's nothing more cheery than passing the Queen musical, and seeing it on for its 12th fucking successful year.

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