Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pop mastermind from the 80s now has family fun in his sights

HE GAVE us Rick Astley's quiff, transformed Kylie Minogue from Erinsborough mechanic to global megastar and – somewhat less laudibly – took Sonia to number one.

Three decades on, Mike Stock (as in Stock Aitken Waterman) is once again a man on a mission.

The most successful songwriter-producer in British chart history, turned off by the modern flesh-laden music industry, is pioneering the notion of "U-certificate pop".

Mike Stock has brought his pop show Go! Go! Go! to Alton Towers. The impressario helped launch the careers of Kylie Minogue, left, and Rick Astley, inset left.

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