Graham McPherson, aka Suggs, is 60 this week.

Madness were one of the great bands of the 1980s and never a bad song. They only ever had one UK number one hit which was House of fun in 1982 and I’ve yet to heard the correct 7″ single version on the radio. I wonder how many people will know the difference between the proper single and the version played on the radio?

Anyway, let’s remember one of their lesser heard song which radio were always a bit sceptical about playing. This song was inspired by Chas Smash’s father’s repeated heart attacks. It tells the story of a workaholic who dies of a heart attack.

This is the number 14 hit, Cardiac Arrest.


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