Northern soul

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A musical tour of Manchester: from the Hallé to the Happy Mondays
Every genre of music has made its mark on Manchester, including dialect ballads, classical, TV theme tunes and all the strands of post-punk. Welcome to the north-west sound

Chris Moss

23, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Do I Love You? review – laughter and pain in John Godber’s northern soul comedy
Three struggling twentysomethings find solace in dance in the writer-director’s well performed if not quite satisfying new work

Clare Brennan

12, Nov, 2023 @11:30 AM

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John Cooper Clarke’s honest playlist: ‘The thrill of Elvis has never gone away’
The poet grew up listening to Bill Haley & His Comets and plays northern soul to kickstart a party, but whose blues does he find too painful to hear?

As told to Rich Pelley

24, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: Gemma Arterton will charm your socks off in Funny Woman
Arterton’s bottle-blonde Barbara Parker ditches Blackpool for swinging 60s London in this Nick Hornby adaptation. Plus, Grayson Perry boards the soul train to Wigan. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Alexi Duggins, Jack Seale and Danielle De Wolfe

09, Feb, 2023 @6:20 AM

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Bruce Springsteen cover reignites row over lost northern soul classic
Who saved Frank Wilson’s Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) from Motown oblivion?

David Barnett

19, Nov, 2022 @2:40 PM

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‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul
From winning dance competitions to confronting Nazis, black veterans of the 70s soul all-nighters share their stories – and counter the idea that the movement was exclusively white

Lanre Bakare

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dean Parrish obituary
US singer whose 1960s song I’m on My Way became a cherished anthem of northern soul

Richard Williams

18, Jun, 2021 @4:08 PM

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6Ts Rhythm and Soul: sweat and talc at London's longest-running club night
For 40 years, one all-nighter has brought the heaviest, most obscure soul classics to London’s 100 Club – and its middle-aged crowd doesn’t quit

Yousif Nur

25, Sep, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons review – farewell tour has crowd beggin' for him to stay
The 84-year-old Jersey Boy delivers a two-hour show stocked with hits and laced with a bone-dry wit

Dave Simpson

29, Nov, 2018 @10:48 AM

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Alice Rawsthorn’s cultural highlights
The design critic on Maggie Nelson’s beguiling writing, a truly creepy sculpture and a northern soul classic

Alice Rawsthorn

20, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Northern soul – 10 of the best
Roll out the lino and shake out the talc as we spin and slide through ten Torch tunes and Casino classics from Britain’s rare soul underground

Simon Price

23, Aug, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about winners
Our reader picks from the songs you championed for a victory-tinged playlist that spans musical genres

Stephen Males

01, Sep, 2016 @11:00 AM

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