Against a backdrop of Cold War politics, rock and roll riots and a newly assertive generation of working-class youth, the songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg charts the history, impact and legacy of skiffle - Britain's first indigenous pop movement. Stephen William Billy Bragg is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. Billy's music is heavily centred on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in activist causes. For the entirety of Bragg's year-plus recording career he has been involved with grassroots political movements, and this is often reflected in his lyrics. Bragg said in an interview: 'I don't mind being labelled a political songwriter. The thing that troubles me is being dismissed as a political songwriter. Download cover.
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The answer depends on where and when you ask. In that moment, he grasped the enormity of what was happening. For me, this was absolutely massive because my father was a saxophone player.
S kiffle reached its apogee in Astonished vendors of musical instruments found sales of cheap guitars going through the roof. Reveille magazine published a four-page special instructing girls on how to dress for a skiffle show. Donegan, who was on his way to mainstream popularity, saw his fan club enrol more than 2, members.
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