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Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Rise & Fall of Cool Britannia by Daniel Rachel

The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the ‘Swinging Sixties’ had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and music interwoven into a blooming of national self-confidence. It was the decade of Lad Culture and Girl Power; of Blur vs Oasis. When fashion runways shone with British talent, Young British Artists became household names, football was ‘coming home’ and British film went worldwide. From Old Labour’s defeat in 1992 through to New Labour’s historic landslide in 1997, Don’t Look Back In Anger chronicles the Cool Britannia age when the country united through a resurgence of patriotism and a celebration of all things British.

Contributors

  1. Lorenzo Agius – photographer
  2. Damon Albarn – Blur
  3. Keith Allen – actor
  4. Waheed Alli – Planet 24 / Labour Lord
  5. Suzi Aplin – TFI producer
  6. Brett Anderson – Suede
  7. Matthew Bannister – Radio 1
  8. David Baddiel – Comedian
  9. Alan Barnard – Labour
  10. Aimee Bell – Vanity Fair
  11. Tony Blair – Leader of the Labour Party
  12. Rik Blaxill – Top of the Pops
  13. Virginia Bottomley – National Heritage
  14. Alastair Campbell – Labour
  15. Fiona Cartledge – Sign of the Times
  16. Gurinder Chadha – filmmaker
  17. Melanie Chisolm – Spice Girls
  18. Jarvis Cocker – Pulp
  19. Steve Coogan – comedian
  20. Sadie Coles – curator
  21. Mat Collishaw – artist
  22. Michael Craig-Martin – artist/ Goldsmiths
  23. Fran Cutler – party organiser
  24. Jeremy Deller – artist
  25. Steve Double – Football Association
  26. Alan Edwards – Outside Organisation
  27. Tracey Emin – artist
  28. Simon Fowler – Ocean Colour Scene
  29. Matthew Freud – Freud’s
  30. Noel Gallagher – Oasis
  31. Sheryl Garratt – The Face
  32. Katie Grand – Dazed & Confused
  33. Johnny Hopkins – Oasis PR
  34. Nick Hornby – author
  35. Peter Hyman – New Labour
  36. Karen Johnson – Blur PR
  37. David Kamp – Vanity Fair
  38. Darren Kalynuk – Labour
  39. Steve Lamacq – Radio 1
  40. Mark Leonard – DEMOS
  41. Jo Levin – GQ
  42. Sarah Lucas – YBA
  43. Will Macdonald – TFI
  44. Margaret McDonagh – Baroness, Labour
  45. Alan McGee – Creation Records
  46. Stryker McGuire – Newsweek
  47. Sonya Madan – Echobelly
  48. John Major – leader of Conservative Party
  49. Gregor Muir – art curator
  50. Geoff Mulgan – Demos
  51. John Newbigin – Special Advisor Labour
  52. Carolyn Payne – The Girlie Show
  53. Oliver Peyton – Atlantic Bar
  54. Charlie Parsons – Planet 24
  55. Carla Power – Newsweek
  56. Polly Ravenscroft – Radio 1
  57. Norman Rosenthal – Exhibitions Secretary, Royal Academy of Arts
  58. Phill Savidge – music PR
  59. Tjinder Singh – Cornershop
  60. Jo Skinny – influencer
  61. Pat Skinny – influencer
  62. Chris Smith – DCMS
  63. Tim Southwell – loaded
  64. Meera Syal – author
  65. Irvine Welsh – author
  66. Jo Whiley – Radio 1
  67. Matthew Wright – The Mirror
  68. Toby Young – Modern Review / Vanity Fair