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Sit Down! Listen to This! The Roger Eagle Story

by Bill Sykes - £18.95  Empire Publications Ltd (2012)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9781901746907 | ISBN 10: 1901746909

Roger Eagle was a towering figure in British popular music. Uniquely, his influence straddled the cultural divide separating Manchester and Liverpool. The task of unifying the musical talents of these two cultural hubs has proved beyond almost everyone. The sole exception is the subject of this book – a man whose influence can still be felt today, 13 years after his death.
 
In any scene there needs to be a personality capable of leading a generation towards a new sound and consequently new tastes and fashions. What is unusual about Roger is his formative role in the development of at least three and arguably four such music scenes that altered the course of music in Britain between the mid sixties and early nineties.
 
From the Blues explosion of the mid sixties, via the birth of Northern Soul to the pioneering Beatles defying spirit of Merseyside's New Wave and the re-birth of the Manchester music, close friend and former neighbour Bill Sykes charts Roger’s continued influence on the music scenes in both cities and talks to some of the main figures who were inspired by him.

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In booklists: Music in Liverpool, Merseyside and the North West, Manchester, Music Memoirs and Biographies,
In categories: Music & Performing Arts, Local Interest, History & Biography,

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