Synopsis

In the 1970s, a form of dance music took a feverish hold on the UK, finding its heart in the North of England. The music of 1960s-70s American soul singers combined with distinctive dance styles to create what became known as Northern Soul. The movement tapped into a yearning for individual expression in Northern working-class teenagers, and exploded into a cultural phenomenon that influenced a generation of DJs, songwriters and designers for decades to come.