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The Three Dimensions of Freedom

February 14, 2019| by danpapps

‘If one meets a powerful person, ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom …

Six Things with Billy Bragg

April 24, 2018| by Hannah Marshall

We recently took Billy Bragg on a recce to Camden to peruse the offering in the wonderful independent record shop Sounds That Swing. We then challenged Billy, whose book Roots, …

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.

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers by Billy Bragg

November 23, 2016| by Faber Social

Following on from publication of A Lover Sings in 2015, Billy Bragg, the bard of Barking, returns with Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World on June 1st 2017. Against a backdrop …

‘A Lover Sings’ – OUT NOW!

November 4, 2015| by Faber Social

Faber Social are happy to be celebrating the publication day of Billy Bragg’s new book A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics. Billy Bragg is one of Britain’s most distinctive and accomplished …

Billy Bragg Book Tour

October 20, 2015| by Faber Social

Faber Social is pleased to announce that Billy Bragg will be going on tour with his new book ‘A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics’ Saturday 21st November – London Rough Trade …

Billy Bragg ‘A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics’

September 2, 2015| by Faber Social

From an undisputed national treasure, Faber & Faber are proud to announce the publication of the selected lyrics of Billy Bragg. Billy Bragg is one of Britain’s most distinctive and …