Northern Explosion Show
With Mark Thomas
Join Mark every Tuesday night from 8pm as he looks back at the history of Northern Soul with 2 hours of those classic hits
Britain’s Northern Soul music scene exploded with the first “all-nighter” at the Wigan Casino nightclub in September 1973. The Culture Show’s Paul Mason, once a regular on the dancefloor, recalls the sound that defined his youth:
Looking back on Northern Soul, 40 years on from the first all-nighter at Wigan Casino, one thing stands out.
It may have blazed a trail to the all-night dance club scene we have today, but it was also the first youth subculture focused on the past.
Though the scene was biggest in the mid to late 70s, it was driven by obscure tracks from the heyday of American soul between 1965 and 1971