Friday November 27, 2020

A hook to hang a sprawling British social history upon

The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records by Stuart Maconie. Ebury Press, €18.90. Reviewed by John Caddell.

31st August, 2013
The Spice Girls: included at the expense of the Beatles.

The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records


It's a truism that music has a rare power to transport us back to a specific time and/or place in our lives. Cueing up a particular song can often bring back memories of getting our first job, the summer we fell in love, or where we were when we heard Kurt Cobain had died.

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