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Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul - Now Out

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Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul (The Soul Trilogy)

Now available in both hardcover and Kindle Editions the awaited middle book in Soul Source member Stuart Cosgrove's telling trilogy of American soul music.


The book opens with the death of the city’s most famous recording artist, Otis Redding, who died in a plane crash in the final days of 1967, and then follows the fortunes of Redding’s label, Stax/Volt Records, as its fortunes fall and rise again. But, as the tense year unfolds, the city dominates world headlines for the worst of reasons: the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Stuart Cosgrove, originally from Perth, was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes, as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. He is the author of Young Soul Rebels (Polygon, 2016).

Polygon Publication Date 05 October 2017
Format Hardback (also available as an eBook)
Publisher Birlinn Ltd
Colour photographs throughout
Memphis 68 The Tragedy of Southern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove


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Interview on The Herald


Today (5th October) at Rough Trade Nottingham 
This Thursday (5th October) Stuart Cosgrove will be in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham for a special Q&A discussing new book 'Memphis '68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul', from 6.30pm at Rough Trade Nottingham.

6.00pm Doors // 6.30pm Q&A + Audience Questions // 7.30pm Signing

Preorder a copy of 'Memphis 68' online now here: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/books/memphis-68-the-tragedy-of-southern-soul

Glasgow Launch party

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thanks for passing on Steve

here's another msm article (without the paywall)


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