Our popular nostalgia quiz this week focuses on the Madchester music and cultural scene which took the nation by storm in the late 1980s.

Bands like the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, James and Inspiral Carpets led the way, along with groups like the Charlatans and 808 State.

How well do you know the Madchester era? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

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Whalley Range band James saw their famous single Sit Down reach No. 2 in the UK Indie chart when it was first released in 1989. But what position did the re-recorded single reach in the mainstream UK chart in 1991?

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Electronic music group 808 State were formed in Manchester in 1987. They took their name from which piece of musical equipment?

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It was a Roland TR-808 drum machine

Which actor portrayed influential record label owner, presenter and journalist Tony Wilson in the 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People?

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Salford group the Happy Mondays climbed to No. 4 in the UK mainstream charts with their fourth album released in 1990 on Factory Records. What was its title?

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Manchester band the Stone Roses produced two studio albums. The first, released on the Silvertone label in 1989, was simply called The Stone Roses. What was the title of the second studio album recorded on the Geffen label in 1994?

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Morrissey, pictured, and the Smiths were prominent before the Madchester era. With which guitarist did Morrissey form the Smiths in Manchester in 1982?

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Which Radio 1 DJ helped ensure 808 State’s commercial success when he gave air time to their single Pacific State in 1989?

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The Charlatans, including Salford lead-singer Tim Burgess, were once a support act for which band?

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Formed in Oldham in 1983, Inspiral Carpets were known for using distorted guitars and organs in their work. Who was their original frontman?

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James supported which Manchester group on tour from February to April 1985?

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