A Northern Soul Devotee

Northern Soul was a dance and music movement that enjoyed popularity predominantly in the dance and youth clubs in the North of England in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. Northern Soul comprised of Motown songs that comprised a fast beat and Soul lyrics. Followers of the movement would traipse up and down the country in search of elusive and obscure records to become the first to own songs from artists such as The Four Tops and R. Dean Taylor. Many would buy and sell Northern Soul records in the northern clubs where young men would dance to the fast beat tempo of the songs. Although Northern Soul popularity peaked in the early-70s, fans of Northern Soul continue to be influenced and enjoy Northern Soul music to present day, attending Northern Soul nights held at venues in the North. I met with Northern Soul fan, Steve Bush, to interview him on his experience of being a Northern Soul devotee.

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