Published: 2 February, 2017
By RICHARD OSLEY
MADNESS having a pint in the Dublin Castle? Hardly front page news, locals may say, as Suggs and company are not normally accompanied by a throng of press photographers and industry wristband wearers when they stop for a pint in the iconic pub in Parkway, Camden Town.
But their visit this time was more than just a catch-up with the Conlon family – Peggy and sons Alo and Henry – behind the bar. Suggs and Co were there on Thursday to see a plaque unveiled marking the scene of one of Baggy Trousers hitmakers’ first gigs back in 1979. It was installed by PRS for Music, a group which protects musicians’ rights and royalties.
Alo said: “We feel very much part of the fabric of Madness’s history and so it’s an honour to receive this award. We pride ourselves on investing in emerging talent and giving them the platform they deserve and we plan to do so for a very long time to come.”
The band filmed the video to their hit, My Girl, inside the pub.