When Madonna mania swept over Leeds Roundhay Park

It was the day Madonna mania swept over Leeds.

Madonna proved why she was the queen of pop when she took to the stage to open the European leg of her Who’s That Girl World Tour at Roundhay Park in August 1987. The Material Girl strutted her stuff to hits including True Blue, Papa Don’t Preach, La Isla Bonita and Into The Groove at a mammoth gig that was both provocative and raunchy. Enjoy these photos plucked from the YEP archive which are sure to bring back memories for the 73,000 fans who enjoyed the concert. READ MORE: The day Bruce Springsteen rocked Leeds Roundhay Park LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

1. Madonna at Roundhay Park

In the weeks before the event tension built to unbearable levels with tales of amazing ticket salesand refusals to allow her to fly at night from Leeds-Bradford airport and pleas from Mary Whitehouse for her to keep it clean.

Photo: Steve Riding

2. Madonna at Roundhay Park

And on the night, Madonna, then 29 and at the height of her fame, did not disappoint anyone – with the exception of Mary Whitehouse.

Photo: Steve Riding

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