About this book
Tying in with Maconie's new BBC Radio 2 series, which tells the history of postwar Britain through pop music. Told chronologically through 50 chapters, each with an emblematic song at its heart, which is discussed fully. The songs tell us something about how we feel and have felt about work, war, class, leisure, race, family, sport, drugs, sex, spirituality, politics and more. With 32 pages of colour. *Also appeared in May Buyer's Notes*
Beginning with Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again', a song that reassured a nation parted from their loved ones by the turmoil of war, and culminating with the manic energy of 'Bonkers', Dizzee Rascal's anthem for the push and rush of the 21st century inner city, this title takes a tour of our island's pop music, and asks what it means to us.