The Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing City by Marion LeonardThe Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing City by Marion Leonard

The Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing City

EditorMarion Leonard, Rob Strachan

Paperback | October 15, 2010

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In 2001 the Guinness Book of Records declared Liverpool "City of Pop", the City that has produced more hit records than anywhere else. But why is Liverpool so important musically and how has it sustained its importance from the Beatles to the Zutons via Echo and the Bunnymen, Cream, The La'sand others? The Beat Goes On is a critical historical account of popular music in Liverpool which explores the contextual, creative and geographical factors that have contributed to the city's status as a major centre of creativity within Anglo-Amercian popular music. Rather than attempting to create a singularlinear account of the history of popular music and its cultures within the city the book will take a thematic and case-study approach which will offer a new approach to the study of the subject. The book is therefore necessarily interdisciplinary with contributions from experts from the field ofpopular music history, cultural geography, ethnography and musicology, alongside essays and interviews with Liverpool musicians.
Marion Leonard is Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool and Rob Strachan Lecturer, in the School of Music at the University of Liverpool.
Title:The Beat Goes On: Liverpool, Popular Music and the Changing CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:193 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.39 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184631190X

ISBN - 13:9781846311901

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of illustrations
Introduction: creativity, representation and place
          Robert Strachan and Marion Leonard

1    Historical approaches to Merseybeat: delivery, affinity and diversity
          Ian Inglis
2    Growing up with the Beatles
          Spencer Leigh
3    From sea shanties to cosmic scousers: the city, memory and representation 
      in Liverpool's popular music
          Robert Strachan
4    Pubs in the precinct: music making, retail developments and the characterization 
      of urban space
          Sara Cohen and Brett Lashua
5    The soul continuum: Liverpool black musicians and the UK music industry from the 
      1950s to the 1980s 
          Robert Strachan
6    Not just one of the boys: gender, representation and the historical record
          Marion Leonard
7    Liverpool's 1970s bohemia: Deaf School, Eric's and the post-punk scene
          Robert Strachan
8    Dance moves: finding a place for house music in Liverpool
          Georgina Young
9    The creative process: Liverpool songwriters on songwriting
          Marion Leonard