Monday 25 October 2010

Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? Leicester in the 1960s –The Playlist

Hi there pop pickers!
Another fabulous Lab lined up for you on Friday 5th November, when we’ll be asking just how ‘swinging’ was Leicester in the 1960s?
We’ve got two very special guests lined up for you. Firstly, Colin Hyde, the brains behind the East Midlands Oral History Archive, will be sharing some of his oral histories collected from Leicester lasses and lads of the decade. Secondly, Prof. Stephen Wagg will be dropping in to discuss his article: Gonna Rock Around the Clock (Tower) Tonight, Leicester and the Coming of ‘the Sixties’ (it’s not even published yet, that’s how cutting edge we are at History Lab, Ladies and Gents!).
It promises to be a scream of a session, and to top it off we’re compiling an ultimate ‘swinging sixties’ playlist to blast out while we have our tea and cake. We want to capture all the colourful contradictions of the decade evident in the contemporary music scene, from sickly sweet pop to psychedelia we hope to provide you with a comprehensive aural-history mix!
Which song best sums up ‘the sixties’ for you? Let us know and we’ll add it to our playlist.