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NME podcast with Billy Bragg

Listen to author Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg discuss new Rock Against Racism book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ ByDamian Jones Apr 28, 2017 A podcast featuring Billy Bragg and award winning author Daniel Rachel has been posted online. The audio focuses on Rachel’s new book Walls Come Tumbling Down which consists of new conversations with over 100 contributors, including Pauline [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Guardian feature/ Penderyn Book of the Year

British 70s protest-music chronicle wins music book of the year  Daniel Rachel’s Walls Come Tumbling Down, an exhaustive account of the Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge movements, takes the Penderyn music book prize ‘Very important at this moment in time, too’ … the Clash perform at the 1978 Rock Against Racism carnival [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Penderyn Book Music Prize 2017 – acceptance speech

Walls Come Tumbling Down: the music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge has won the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2017.    'The Mercury Prize of Books' - NME 'I am so thrilled to receive the Penderyn Music Book Prize. The last time I won a prize was the tombola at St [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

BBC Radio 5 – The Up All Night Record Club

Daniel will be the guest contributor on the first of a new BBC Radio 5 Live  series 'The Up All Night Recortd Club' Episode 1: The Beatles 'Revolver' The Human League 'Dare' Both albums, upon release, were awarded 5 star reviews. Do the rceords stand up in 2017. Phone in and share your opinions. BBC [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Friends of the Earth – best protest song?

Friends of the Earth invited prominant people to contribute to question, 'Which is the best protest song?'     10 January 2017 Which is the best protest song? They can stir our hearts, emotions and actions. But which are the best-ever protest songs? Oliver Bennett asks prominent people to share the music that moved them most.  Where [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

25 Song Video Playlist with exclusive book extracts

Bob Marley – I Shot the Sherriff   DAVID HINDS Clapton was hailed as a god because of the Yardbirds and then Cream, but I thought ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ was utter rubbish. It was nowhere on a par to Marley’s version: Sheriff John Brown always hated me . . . every time I plant a seed [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Guardian Book of the Week

This is a triumphant oral history of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge, a timely account of 1970s-80s musicians who fought against bigotry and Thatcherism John Harris review of Walls Come Tumbling Down...'triumphant...definitive book...the details are as much rooted in great human stories as dry politics, and the text manages to sustain its mood [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments