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The People's Songs free pdf "When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake." (Plato). "Extraordinary how potent cheap music is." (Noel Coward). In The People's Songs, Stuart Maconie argues that what we call pop music has a defiant, unsanctioned concept at its heart: the ability to speak to people, to affect people, to transform their lives. This book tells the story of modern Britain via the records that soundtracked this dramatic and kaleidoscopic period. The story is told chronologically over 50 linked chapters. At the heart of each is one emblematic song that is discussed fully. These are not the greatest songs ever recorded. But the records that tell us something about how we feel and have felt about work, war, class, leisure, race, family, sport, drugs, sex, spirituality, politics, patriotism and more. These are the songs that people listened to, laughed to, loved to and laboured to, as well as downed tools and danced to - from Telstar to Y Viva Espana, Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover to Ghost Town, Wham Rap to A Whiter Shade of Pale, Two Tribes to My Girl Lollipop, God Save the Queen to Blue Monday, Do They Know Its Xmas to Candle In The Wind.

About Stuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. His previous bestsellers have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas, and he currently hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6music with Mark Radcliffe as well as weekly show The Freak Zone. Based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester, he can also often be spotted on top of a mountain in the Lake District with a Thermos flask and individual pork pie.

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Author : Stuart Maconie
Publisher : Ebury Press
Data Published : 06 September 2012
ISBN : 0091946840
EAN : 9780091946845
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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