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Ian Saunders wrote: Nope.
For a start, Rampling, Oakenfold et al went on their holiday in 1987 - Jack Your Body and Love Can't Turn Around were already in the top 10 in 1986. The Idea that they brought house music back from Ibiza is nonsense. Oakenfold had been to Ibiza before, and Trevor Fung had been playing and organising nights there since 1982.
I'd argue more that they brought the E-culture and hippisyish ideals back with them, and that did help kickstart the rave scene, so they undoubtedly played their part, but not as pivotal as is made out.
For music, Noel & Maurice Watson, Trevor Fung, Mark Moore, Mr. C, Colin Faver & Jazzy M should get far, far more credit for introducing the music to the UK (as well as the likes of Mike Pickering, Stu Allan in Manchester).