Images of England Through Popular Music

Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976

Authors: Gildart, K.

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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.

About the authors

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.

Reviews

“The book’s nuanced treatment of the relationship between currents of race, sexuality, gender and class identity in popular music, and the combination of a reading of the music/ians of the period and music as lived experience make this book an important piece of cultural history. … this book is recommended reading for those working on contemporary class and youth cultures as well as music historians.” (Emma Jackson, Popular Music, Vol. 34 (2), May, 2015)

“Images of England is a significant contribution to research into popular music and youth culture between 1955 and 1976. ... Images of England lends a cultural voice to young people previously overlooked and adds to the body of academic literature that seeks to explain the importance of popular music in the everyday life of young people.” (Adrian Horn, Social and Cultural History, Vol. 12 (2), 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gildart, Keith

    Pages 1-17

  • Soundcheck: Buddy Holly and the ‘Lemon Drop Kid’, Wigan, England, Tuesday 18 March 1958

    Gildart, Keith

    Pages 21-25

  • Coal, Cotton and Rock ‘n’ Roll in North West England

    Gildart, Keith

    Pages 26-43

  • Exploring London’s Soho and the Flamingo Club with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

    Gildart, Keith

    Pages 44-61

  • Liverpool, the Beatles and the Cultural Politics of Class, Race and Place

    Gildart, Keith

    Pages 62-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Images of England Through Popular Music
Book Subtitle
Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38425-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137384256
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-01969-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28582-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 290
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