Many of you enjoyed last week’s story about Piers Morgan’s car getting tipped over at a charity race in the early 90s. However, while most people would be happy to take the credit for upending Piers, we heard from a member of Madness who says it didn’t quite happen as described.
Although Madness were listed on the official race card, the car was actually manned by a combination of Lee from Madness and some members of the band The Farm (whose biggest hit, All Together Now, was produced by Suggs).
The Farm are from Liverpool. Piers Morgan’s car was sponsored by his employee at the time, The Sun. The race took place in early ’92, a few weeks out from the three year anniversary of Hillsborough. The rest of the dots probably don’t need joining.
But don’t get the impression that Madness are somehow above these sorts of childish pranks. The Nutty Boys got into a mysterious beef with Calvin Harris at Camp Bestival a few years back, which resulted in a couple of them waiting for Calvin to use one of the backstage portaloos, then jamming the door shut and toppling it over while he was inside.