An academic study of festivals. Contains detailed information about free festivals, in particular East Anglia, Windsor. Touches on ‘medieval’- style fairs.
An account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws with a study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.
A guidebook to negotiating the rock circuit- from formation of an act to interacting with agents, managers and promoters, describing what they (along with technical crew) do and notes on how to work successfully with them. Includes sample expenses sheets and details about the flow of money.
Based on of ethnographic research amid Springsteen’s fans, and informed by the author’s own experiences as a fan, this is an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which ordinary people form special, sustained attachments to a particular artist and his songs, and of how these attachments function in their lives.
A comprehensive social history of ballroom dancing in Scotland, drawing on research and personal accounts, from the eighteenth century through to the 1990s.
A history of the Bunjies coffee house- central to the folk movements of the 1950s and 1960s and home to performances from artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Al Stewart, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Features accounts by performers and regulars.
A Bill to regulate the selling of tickets for certain sporting and cultural events; and for connected purposes. It failed to complete its passage through Parliament and was not passed into law.
Autobiography of producer, club promoter and tour manager Joe Boyd – details his experiences of working with big names like Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Pink Floyd, as well as portraitss of figures from jazz and folk. A first hand account of the music scene in the 1960s.
An examination of how Britons have tried to find a distinctive musical voice and how musicians in Britain and its former colonies have proposed ‘national’ musics – analyses a wide range of genres and debates to emphasise music a generator of value and identity.
An edited collection of essays examining the history and socio-economic context of music hall from the mid nineteenth to early twentieth century.