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Popular Music in Post-War Britain


By drawing upon several important popular music genres (e.g. rock ‘n’ roll, folk, blues, jazz, R&B, etc.), scenes and technological developments, this three term course will trace the growing musical and social significance of popular music in Britain throughout the post-WWII era. It will also consider the British music industry via discussions on major labels such as EMI, Decca, etc., independents such as Island and Topic, together with the importance of the media (print, radio, TV, film), and include local and national case studies surrounding youth cultures, fashions, venues and scenes. Plenty of musical and audio-visual examples  included and field trips in the third term.


Available Classes

Popular Music in Post-War Britain

With Mike Brocken,

Thursday Morning

Class Times

Unless otherwise stated, standard class times are as follows:

Morning: 10:00 - 12:00
Midday: 12:15 - 14:15
Afternoon: 14:30 - 16:30