On this Day in Yorkshire: July 27th 1996: The Spice Girls hit number 1

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Girl Power group, The Spice Girls, including Yorkshire’s own, Mel B topped the charts with their debut song, “Wannabe,” on this day in 1996. The five-some were formed in 1994 after beating four hundred other young hopefuls in the auditions to create a new girl group. Their debut song, “Wannabe,” was number one in 29 different countries worldwide and the song spawned a best selling album, film and a string of other hits in the years after…