House of Fun! When Madness video was shot at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
- Credit: Archant Library
It was their only number one hit, but did you know the video for Madness' 'House of Fun' was shot at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach?
Archant community content curator, Siofra Connor, has been fishing through the archives to find pictures of the day Suggs and the gang came to Norfolk.
The band chose the Pleasure Beach as they described it as "one of the best fun fairs we knew of" with Suggs, Chas Smash, Lee Thompson, Mark Bedford, Chris Foreman, Mike Barson and Dan Woodgate all pitching up at the amusement park on April 7, 1982.
They filmed on a variety of rides including the park's famous rollercoaster.
With the help of its Yarmouth-based video, the single shot to number one on its release on May 7 that year as a cut from the compilation album Complete Madness.