Atkinson, Peter James (2011) 'The Beatles on BBC Radio in 1963: The "Scouse" Inflection and a Politics of Sound in the Rise of Mersey Beat'. Popular Music and Society, 34 (2). pp. 163-175. ISSN 0300-7766
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03007760903268809
BBC radio's role in the dissemination of the Beatles' sound in Britain in 1963 is examined through analysis of relevant program content and media coverage. As will be seen, both the Beatles' music and their speech reflect their Liverpool roots, and the band's involvement in the hegemonic format of BBC radio provides a key signifier in the absorption of the provincial “Mersey Beat” into British culture. This is demonstrated to have implications in the context of Britain's imperial decline, the emergence of new representational forms in arts and media, and the transition towards a more inclusive society in the 1960s.
|Subjects:||Creative arts & design > Music theory & analysis|
|Schools:||College of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Malgosia Bagot|
|Deposited On:||19 Jul 2012 13:46|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:32|
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