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Sit Down! Listen To This!

Sit Down! Listen To This! [Kindle Edition]

Bill Sykes , Elliot Rashman
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“Without Roger Eagle there would be no Manchester music scene” - JOHN ROBB
“The godfather of British soul” - C.P. LEE PHD
“In his own way, he was more infl uential than the likes of John Peel” MARTIN DEMPSEY
ROGER EAGLE was a towering figure in British popular music. Uniquely, his influence straddled the apparently insurmountable cultural divide separating Manchester and Liverpool.
In any music 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 Eagle is his formative role in the development of at least two and arguably three such music scenes in the north-west 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 Manchester music in the late 1980s, close friend and former neighbour Bill Sykes charts Roger’s continued infl uence on the music scenes in both cities and talks to some of the main fi gures who were inspired by him.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 665 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Empire Publications (2 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H50MPS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating Insight 10 Jan 2013
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A fascinating book about brilliant bands and proper DJ's playing tiny clubs for a crate of ale and changing the face of music as they go! If you were there, you'll love the nostalgia,if you weren't, you'll wish you had been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 2 Jan 2013
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Just bought this on the strength of the recent Radio 4 documentary on Roger Eagle - a man who remains an obscure figure to most but who had a monumental impact on the music scenes in Manchester and Liverpool.

A must read for anyone wanting an alternative (non-Factory) account of the north's music scene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sit down and read this!! 29 Oct 2012
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All good music fans, this a must read.interesting from the word go,Bill Sykes has done an excellent job,charting the history of Roger Eagle.From Eagle,s early days as dj at the legendary Twisted Wheel Club in Manchester,to running the Erics Club in Liverpool,and everything inbetween and after.The book is mainly interviews with close friends of Eagle,people who knew him well,so you get a true view of the happenings from the early 1960s,70s.80s and into the 90s.The bands and artistes that Eagle brought to the North West Of England in those times ,is incredible.Covering Blues ,soul,R and B,Funk,
Reggae, Punk,and good rock and roll.Without Roger Eagle,it is my opinion that many of these artistes\bands would not have got the chance.This a great Read.Any serious music fan must just sit down and read this!!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories 13 Feb 2014
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Sykes has written a top book here for anyone who was interested in some of the venues mentioned during the 60's. Although I remember some things about the mods and rockers I unfortunately was about 3x years too young. Nevertheless it did not stop me trying to get into the Mojo and such places. Cracking good read.
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