The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses are an influential alternative rock band which formed in Manchester, England in 1984. For most of their career, the band consisted of Ian Brown (vocals), John Squire (guitar), Gary "Mani" Mounfield (bass) and Alan "Reni" Wren (drums). Meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat, the band defined the British guitar pop scene of the late '80s and early '90s. After their eponymous 1989 debut album became a British sensation, countless other groups in the same vein became popular, including The Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, and Happy Mondays.