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From “Rock” to “Beat”: Towards a Reappraisal of British Popular Music, 1958–1962

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This paper examines the cultural circumstances which gave rise to the impression that the period 1958-1962 constituted a 'bland', uneventful era in British popular music, and presents a reappraisal of this much-maligned era in which rock and roll music transformed into an eclectic entity which became known as 'beat'.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-215
JournalPopular Music and Society
Volume36
Issue number2
Early online date7 Aug 2012
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Publication statusPublished - 2013

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