BBC People's History of Pop - Wigan Casino & Northern Soul
Am sure that many of you will remember the recent requests from BBC researchers regarding the BBC series 'The People's History of Pop' that showed up here on Soul Source.
Well going by some msm pre-reviews it seems that this Friday the second episode touches 'Northern Soul' and features an account by Cheryl Summers of her experiences of Wigan Casino Allnighters
Here's a preview of the blurb from the BBC, a link to the programme webpage follows at the end
The People's History of Pop Episode 2 of 4
1966-1976: The Love Affair
Fri 22 Jul 2016
Sat 23 Jul 2016
Writer, journalist and broadcaster Danny Baker looks at the years of his youth - 1966 to 1976 - a time when music fans really let rip.
From the psychedelia of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper to the birth of thelarge-scale music festival, this is when hair, sounds and ideas got wilder and looser as a whole new generation of fans got really serious about British pop music and the world around them.
There is testimony from hippies who found love and happiness at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival, from a teenager growing up in Birmingham who discovered a new sound called 'heavy metal', and from fans sent wild with excitement after David Bowie and Marc Bolan were beamed down and glam rock was born.
A shy young man tells how he found expression through progressive rock, a fan relives her weekend escapes to Wigan Casino and a new scene called northern soul, and a young man discovers a new hero as reggae becomes mainstream.
Unearthed pop treasures include a rare item of clothing worn by Marc Bolan and given to a young fan as a gift after he knocked on Marc's door. A former teacher and pupil of Peckham Manor School are reunited, more than forty years after they witnessed an unknown Bob Marley perform in their sports hall, and rare photos of the event are shown. Plus, some rare and special material from the biggest star of the 70s himself - David Bowie.
Guess it could be interesting viewing, not really my cup of tea so if you do catch it this Friday then make sure that you let us all know how it was via the comments.below....