Michael Menson

Real Name:
Michael Tachie-Menson
Profile:
b. 1967, London.
d. 13 February 1997, London.

After his success with Double Trouble in the mid/late 80s, Menson, the son of a Ghanaian diplomat, had suffered some psychiatric problems.

On the 28 January 1997 in Edmonton, North London, he became the victim of a street robbery and racist attack in which he was set alight, later succumbing to his injuries in hospital.

There was much outcry and campaigning following his murder due to the failure to properly investigate the crime by the police, who for some time treated the death as suicide despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

After a meeting with the family and the Home Secretary in November 1998, a new team of investigators was appointed. They eventually arrested and charged three suspects 51 days later.

In December 1999 one man was found guilty of murder and another of manslaughter at the Old Bailey in London.
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Instruments & Performance

Michael Menson - Just Keep Rockin' album art Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* - Just Keep Rockin' (Single, Maxi) Desire Records UK 1989 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

UM004 Michael Menson - Cockney Rhythm album art The Rebel MC* The Rebel MC* - Cockney Rhythm(12") B Ware Records UM004 UK 1988 Sell This Version
UM 005 Michael Menson - Feel The Music (Feel The Bass) album art Double Trouble Double Trouble - Feel The Music (Feel The Bass)(12") B Ware Records UM 005 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Latino House album art Mirage (12) Just Keep Rockin' (as Menson) Mirage (12) - Latino House (Single) Debut Edge Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Street Tuff album art Rebel MC & Double Trouble Rebel MC & Double Trouble - Street Tuff (Single, Maxi) Desire Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Just Keep Rockin' album art Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* - Just Keep Rockin' (Single, Maxi) Desire Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
01 3971 61 Michael Menson - Turn Up The Bass - Volume 3 album art Various Just Keep Rockin' (Sk'ouse Mix) (as M. Menson) Various - Turn Up The Bass - Volume 3(CD, Comp) Arcade 01 3971 61 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Now That's What I Call Music 16 album art Various Street Tuff (as M Menson) Various - Now That's What I Call Music 16 (Comp) Virgin EMI, PolyGram UK 1989 Sell This Version
841 894-1 Michael Menson - 5 + 5 (Just Keep Rockin / Street Tuff) album art Double Trouble And Rebel MC Double Trouble And Rebel MC - 5 + 5 (Just Keep Rockin / Street Tuff)(LP) Polydor, Desire Records 841 894-1 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CD NOD 3 Michael Menson - Now Dance 89 - The 12" Mixes album art Various Just Keep Rockin' (Sk'ouse Mix) (as M. Menson) Various - Now Dance 89 - The 12" Mixes(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, EMI CD NOD 3 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CD NOW 15 Michael Menson - Now That's What I Call Music 15 album art Various Just Keep Rockin' (as M. Menson) Various - Now That's What I Call Music 15(2xCD, Comp) EMI, Virgin, Polygram CD NOW 15 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TCD 2364 Michael Menson - Deep Heat 3 - The Third Degree album art Various Just Keep Rockin' (Sk'ouse Mix) (as M Menson) Various - Deep Heat 3 - The Third Degree(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TCD 2364 UK & Ireland 1989 Sell This Version
SMD 977 Michael Menson - Don't Stop The Music album art Various Just Keep Rockin' (Sk'ouse Mix) (as M Menson) Various - Don't Stop The Music(CD, Comp) Stylus Music SMD 977 UK 1989 Sell This Version
840 660-2 Michael Menson - The Hits Album 89 album art Various Just Keep Rockin' (as M. Menson) Various - The Hits Album 89(2xCD, Comp) Mercury 840 660-2 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
AS 5000 833 Michael Menson - Street Tuff / Burn For You album art The Rebel MC* & Double Trouble / Vitamin Z Street Tuff (as M. Menson) The Rebel MC* & Double Trouble / Vitamin Z - Street Tuff / Burn For You(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 833 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Top Hits '90 album art Various Street Tuff (as Menson) Various - Top Hits '90 (Comp) Arcade Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
845 036-4 Michael Menson - Festivalbar '90 album art Various Talk Back (as M. Mensoh) Various - Festivalbar '90(2xCass, Comp) Philips 845 036-4 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Rebel Music album art Rebel MC Rebel MC - Rebel Music (Album) Desire Records Canada 1990 Sell This Version
SMD 098 Michael Menson - The Right Stuff 2 - Nothin' But A Houseparty album art Various Street Tuff (Scar Mix) (as M. Menson) Various - The Right Stuff 2 - Nothin' But A Houseparty(2xCD, Comp) Stylus Music SMD 098 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - The Brits 1990 (Dance Medley) album art Various Street Tuff (as Menson) Various - The Brits 1990 (Dance Medley) (Single) RCA UK 1990 Sell This Version
PD 435 Michael Menson - 16 Top World Charts album art Various Street Tuff (as M. Menson) Various - 16 Top World Charts(LP, Comp, Mixed, Pic) Discomagic Records PD 435 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Love Don't Live Here Anymore album art Double Trouble Do Your Thing (as M. Menson) Double Trouble - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Single) Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Talk Back album art Double Trouble Double Trouble - Talk Back Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
840 781-1 Michael Menson - La + Dance Des Compilations NRJ album art Various Street Tuff (Scar Radio Mix) (as M. Menson) Various - La + Dance Des Compilations NRJ(2xLP, Comp) PolyGram Distribution 840 781-1 France 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Menson - Celebrate album art Double Trouble's Collective Effort* Double Trouble's Collective Effort* - Celebrate (Single) Desire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version