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Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley to tell the story of modern pop on tour with special guests

August 12, 2013 | by Faber Social

Tags: Bob Stanley, Events, Liverpoool, Manchester, Pop, Rough Trade, Saint Etienne, Sheffield, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Faber Social is proud to present a national tour of one-off events to mark the publication of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop by Bob Stanley.

Throughout October, founding member of Saint Etienne Bob Stanley will launch his book in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and London by hosting evenings of discussion, music and pop-nostalgia with a unique panels of guests including:

10 October: Gorilla, Manchester, with artist Jeremy Deller, Stella Grundy (Instastella), Paul Hanley (The Fall) and Ruth Daniel (Un-Convention). Buy tickets here

11 October: Leaf at Water Street, Liverpool with Andy McCluskey (OMD), Paul Du Noyer (NME) and Jayne Casey (Cream). In association with Waterstones. Buy tickets here

12 October: Off The Shelf Festival, Sheffield with Candida Doyle (Pulp) and Dave Simpson. Buy tickets here

16 October: Rough Trade East, London with Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) and Sian Pattenden (Smash Hits). Buy tickets here

Each unique event will give music fans a chance to hear about the story of modern pop, in each city from a selection of its informed aficionados and key players.

Other events include :

26 September: Cambridge Picturehouse as part of Cambridge Film Festival with a DJ set, book signing and screening of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is Buy tickets here

 3 October: Barbican, London launches a month-long Yeah Yeah Yeah film season with a Q&A, book signing and screening of Arena- The Very Strange Story of The Legendary Joe Meek  Tickets and dates here

 22 October:  Waterstone’s West End, Edinburgh in conversation with Vic Galloway Buy tickets here

25 October: Tyneside Cinema, screening of  Elvis: That’s the Way It Is with Q&A with Bob Stanley and book signing Buy tickets here

15-17 November: Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, a weekend-long Yeah Yeah Yeah film season with  Q&A and book signing Buy tickets here

18 December- Saint Etienne Christmas Party Islington Assembly Hall, London Buy tickets here


Yeah Yeah Yeah

Published by Faber on 3 October, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop by Bob Stanley tells the chronological story of the modern pop era, from its beginnings in the fifties with the dawn of the charts, vinyl, and the music press, to pop’s digital switchover in the year 2000, from Rock Around the Clock to Crazy In Love.

Yeah Yeah Yeah covers the birth of rock, soul, punk, disco, hip hop, indie, house and techno. It also includes the rise and fall of the home stereo, Top Of The Pops, Smash Hits, and ‘this week’s highest new entry’. Yeah Yeah Yeah is the first book to look back at the entire era: what we gained, what we lost, and the foundations we laid for future generations. It will remind you why you fell in love with pop music in the first place.

Bob Stanley’s Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop has already gained advance praise from the pop world. Artist Jeremy Deller describes the book as ‘a good old romp through the late twentieth century’s greatest art form.’ And Caitlin Moran says ‘London has the A-Z, and pop now has Yeah Yeah Yeah. Finally, pop music has its Boswell’.

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Faber Social presents Bob Stanley, Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop plus guests. Tickets available from