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Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 59,657,000 (2002) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) is an archipelago to the northwest of continental Europe. The nation state is also known as Great Britain or Britain and is a member...

Liverpool

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 439,000 (2000) Liverpool is a maritime port city on the northwest coast of England. It is famous as the birthplace of the Beatles, and has been commonly represented as a stronghold for popular...

Merseybeat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Merseybeat is a genre of popular music that developed in the UK in the early 1960s. Sometimes equated with beat music, it is best viewed as a particularly influential strand of that broader genre. Merseybeat is predominantly associated...

Beat Music

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paolo Prato

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘beat music’ or simply ‘beat’ denotes a genre of popular music that emerged in the UK at the beginning of the 1960s. Rapidly becoming a ‘beat boom,’ beat spread into Europe and beyond from circa 1963 to 1969, constituting the first...