Against a backdrop of Cold War politics, rock and roll riots, and a newly assertive generation of working-class youth, songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg charts the history, impact and legacy of skiffle – Britain’s first indigenous pop movement – in his new book.
A story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, teddy boys and beatnik girls, coffee bar bohemians and McCarthyite refugees, Roots, Radicals & Rockers is a joyous, meticulously researched account of how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we know it.
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- Thu 11 May, 7.30pm
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