Bez

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Bez’s teenage obsessions: ‘With cider, you can literally taste spirituality’
As the Happy Mondays dancer releases his first track as a vocalist, he reminisces about his youth, from spells in prison to bonding with Shaun Ryder at the Haçienda

As told to Will Lavin

29, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Shaun Ryder: ‘I was a heroin addict for 20-odd years, but there’s been no damage off that’
From ADHD to alopecia and learning the alphabet at 28, the Happy Mondays singer has had a wild, eventful life. He discusses hedonism, parenting – and why he has to spend so much time correcting Bez

Tim Jonze

10, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Talking Horses: Unhappy Monday for Bez after his horse refuses to race
The Happy Mondays star has launched a charity racing club but Mystic Moonshadow’s debut at Redcar did not go to plan

Tony Paley

12, Apr, 2021 @10:59 PM

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Fit in my 40s: twistin’ my melon with Bez | Zoe Williams
The king of the 90s delivering a workout? I’ll raise a maraca to that

Zoe Williams

03, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Get Buzzin’ With Bez: Happy Mondays star to launch YouTube fitness class
Cult hero wants to ‘get fit and mentally happier’ after ‘mainly sitting on sofa’ during lockdown

Mattha Busby

09, Jan, 2021 @6:08 PM

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‘Anyone else would have kicked him out’: celebrity flatmates reveal all
Stealing clothes, sharing a bed, cereal for dinner... from Shaun Ryder and Bez to the boys from Busted, former housemates remember their first house share

Martha Hayes

30, Mar, 2019 @8:59 AM

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Bez gets Happy Mondays disqualified from Bargain Hunt special
Dancer broke show’s rules by artificially inflating prices, handing victory to Pulp

Jim Waterson Media editor

28, Sep, 2018 @11:01 AM

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Jarvis Cocker to take on Bez in Bargain Hunt special edition
Pulp singer and bandmate Candida Doyle will face Happy Mondays pair in BBC TV show

Jim Waterson Media editor

31, Jul, 2018 @1:05 PM

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Pills, thrill and maracas … Bez and the great dancing mascots of pop explain their craft
When Bez started bouncing around with Happy Mondays, no one could believe their eyes. But is there more to it than popping pills and shaking a tambourine? Three legendary dancers reveal all

Chris Salmon

24, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Hallucinogens, owl noises and spirit ceremonies: the Happy Mondays go large in the Amazon
Shaun Ryder, Bez, Rowetta and the lads embarked on a quest to write new music with the Embera tribe for reality show Singing In The Rainforest. But they took away more than they expected…

Rhik Samadder

21, Sep, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Mark ‘Bez’ Berry: My family values
The Happy Mondays dancer talks about growing up with an authoritarian policeman father, falling into a life of crime and how having children turned his life around

Interview by Nick McGrath

03, Apr, 2015 @11:59 AM

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Bez: ‘Now I’m rebelling against the system through politics instead of dancing’
The entertainer, 50, on old habits, fracking, and not doing many drugs. By Nick McGrath

Nick McGrath

21, Mar, 2015 @2:00 PM

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