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From skiffle to Sgt Pepper – Billy Bragg on the evolution of British pop

June 26, 2017| by johng

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World was published on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album that, more than …

Skiffle band Peepel play for holidaymakers on a beach in Millport 26th July 1957 PIC: SMG Newspapers Ltd

Billy Bragg’s Essential Skiffle Reading List

June 9, 2017| by Hannah Marshall

If Roots, Radicals and Rockers has given you the Skiffle bug then these five titles – recommended by the book’s author, and our guest editor, Billy Bragg – should be …

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Sizzlin’ Hot: Billy Bragg’s Skiffle playlist

June 2, 2017| by Hannah Marshall

To celebrate the publication of his new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers, our guest editor Billy Bragg has put together a playlist of some of his favourite Skiffle tracks. Featuring …

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: A Q&A with Billy Bragg

June 1, 2017| by Hannah Marshall

This month Faber Social publishes Billy Bragg’s Roots, Radicals and Rockers, the first book to explore the 1950s Skiffle phenomenon in depth. In this author Q&A, Billy Bragg tells us …

All hail Billy Bragg!

May 31, 2017| by johng

Billy Bragg’s new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is published on the 1st June 2017. You might have seen him talking about it on Jools …

Billy Bragg’s US Tour for Roots, Radicals and Rockers

May 3, 2017| by johng

To celebrate publication of Billy Bragg’s excellent history of skiffle, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, he’s embarking on an ambitious six-city tour across the US.