Images of England Through Popular Music: Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976

Images of England Through Popular Music: Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976

By: Keith Gildart (author)Hardback

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Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping social identities and working-class cultures and - through a focus on rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, punk, mod subculture, and glam rock - created a sense of crisis in English society.

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Keith Gildart is Reader in Labour and Social History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has published widely in the field of labour and working-class history. He is the author of North Wales Miners: A Fragile Unity, 1945-1996 (2001) and an editor of the Dictionary of Labour Biography.


PART I: TEDDY BOY ENGLAND 1. Coal, Cotton and Rock 'n' Roll in North West England 2. Exploring Soho and the Flamingo Club with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames 3. Liverpool, the Beatles, and the Cultural Politics of Class, Race and Place PART II: MOD ENGLAND 4. My Generation: Pete Townshend, The Who and English Mods 5. Mods over England: Local Experiences and Social Control 6. Class, Nation and Social Change in the Kinks' England PART III: GLAM/PUNK ENGLAND 7. Aliens in England: Slade, David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and Glam Rock 8. Darkness over England: Punk Rock and the Sex Pistols Anarchy Tour 1976 9. Encore: On The Road to Wigan Pier with Georgie Fame and Billy Boston, 2 March 2003

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780230019690
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 299
  • ID: 9780230019690
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 0230019692

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