Write for us about: Stock, Aitken and Waterman

Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman were the driving force behind an era-defining series of hits in the 80s and 90s. We'd like to hear your thoughts about their legacy

Steps, Bananarama, Mel & Kim, Kylie and Jason … whatever you think about the pop acts that came out of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman stable, the cultural impact the songwriting and production team had through the 80s and early 90s cannot be denied.

Last month it was announced that several SAW acts will be appearing at a one-off show in London's Hyde Park this summer. "Hit Factory Live" on 11 July will be a huge celebration of music that has long been divisive. Pete Waterman told the Guardian: "Two thirds of the country at the time hated our guts, but that never worried us, because we knew that kids loved us."

What are your thoughts on SAW? Are they national treasures or cultural vandals? Whatever your views, we'd like to hear from you.

If you'd like to participate, please email adam.boult@guardian.co.uk before 10am on Thursday 5 April, with up to 200 words on SAW and the Hit Factory. When you email, please include your Guardian username and your real name (and let us know if you object to having your real name used). We'll pick five entries for publication. The subject line of your email should be "SAW panel".


Adam Boult

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