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—Island Records (UK)

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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Chris Blackwell founded Island Records in Jamaica in 1959 to record local jazz and ska music. Blackwell, whose family was linked to the Crosse & Blackwell food empire, moved to London in 1962 and licensed Jamaican productions...

PJ Harvey and remembering England

Mad Dogs and Englishness : Popular Music and English Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction PJ Harvey is an English musician who has, to date, enjoyed a career spanning nearly a quarter of a century. She comes from Dorset, a rural county in the south-west of England, where she still lives. This fact is important...

PJ Harvey's Rid of Me: A Story

Kate Schatz

Kate Schatz is a writer, editor, and teacher. She is one of the founding editors of The Encyclopedia Project, an ongoing hardcover book series that combines the reference book and literary journal in the service of contemporary fiction. She's an award-winning writer of short fiction, and she lives in Oakland, California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2007

33 1/3 Books

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...Rid of Me joins Music From Big Pink by John Niven and Meat is Murder by Joe Pernice as one of three fictional titles in the 33 1/3 Series, and tells the story of Kathleen and Mary, two women who find themselves alone in a house...

PJ Harvey

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...Through the 1990s and 2000s, PJ Harvey produced some of the most experimental singer-songwriter material to come out of England. She was born in 1969 in Dorset, England. Harvey’s parents were music fans and supported her with guitar lessons...

Religion and Spirituality

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Introduction The relationship between popular music and religion has heightened the struggles and accommodations that exist between music and religion in general. Because both music and religion, through performance and ritual...