Bob Stanley with Pete Paphides Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop

Saturday 7 May 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Pop music didn't begin with the Beatles or Elvis, or even with the first seven-inch singles in 1949. The musician, author and filmmaker takes us into a pre-history that went back to the first recorded music to discover the definitive story of the birth of Pop, taking in superstars such as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra alongside the unheralded songwriters and arrangers behind some of our most enduring songs. Bob, also a member of the indie pop group Saint Etienne, will be chatting to Pete Paphides (award-winning author of Broken Greek) about shared pop press days and everything from ragtime to country, crooning and beyond.

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