Walls Come Tumbling Down

The Music and Politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge

4.46 based on 18 ratings & 3 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 18.05.2017
ISBN: 9781447272694
Number of pages: 592

Synopsis

Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and 'the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang'. Through the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation.

Composed of interviews with over a hundred and fifty of the key players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account of those crucial sixteen years in Britain's history.

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Daniel Rachel at Ways With Words 2017

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Daniel Rachel will be speaking in conversation with Virginia Turbett and Richard Coles at Ways With Words 2017, in Dartington, Devon. " " " "11th July 2017, 5pm.

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