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New Book - 1975 - A Year In The Life Of Northern Soul


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1975... the year that broke the mould! 12 months that saw the musical direction of the scene broker two different styles, acceptable to many, hard to swallow for some.

208 pages determining exactly where allegiances would lie...fully documented, many photographic items never in print before, along with media coverage of those heady times and the advertising to go with it.. the banality, the fun and the vociferous voices..

a year in the life of the devotee to the ever changing, constantly strange world of Northern Soul...and its Modern bedfellow!

Tim Brown, puts it all into sharp focus and perspective. The real world through the eyes of one of the scene's foremost experts on not just the vinyl but the history as a whole.

This will make a fascinating read for any collector and a momentous year end addition to your personal library!

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The first ever detailed look at a specific year in the life of Northern Soul focuses on its most important year. It was the year when seventies soul was embraced to sit alongside traditional sixties stompers in all dancehalls and venues such as Cleethorpes Pier and The Ritz, Manchester as all-dayers took a hold on the scene. Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca remained as twin towers of the nightlife however. Television, radio and newspapers were fascinated by the ultimate underground music scene and this book analyses their interest. Tim Brown, author of "The Wigan Casino Years" details all the events and records that make 1975 Northern Soul`s most important year, many of which are recounted for the first time. A definitive account of a year in the life of Northern Soul, richly illustrated in full colour.

Check out the Anglo American website (link below) for full details of how to purchase

https://www.raresoulvinyl.co.uk/

or email : raresoulvinyl@btconnect.com

Or call: 01706 818604

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It is a beautifully illustrated and content rich book chronicaling 1975 that makes you go ...oh yeah.

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Yea, 1975 my first year. And I was consumed/blown away by the amphet and the scene. And right from the start I could never get to grips with friends and acquaintances who bent my ear on a protracted verbal about how the times were actually in decline.......thought how the fck can this be on the way down. But over the years I think I have understood their comments more and more. Of course the casino is the prime example, because within just two or three years many of the original fans had given up on the place completely. I stuck with it till the final death, but if I am honest, I would say that I wish I hadn't gone to the last two nights.

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How old is Tim ? 

 

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1 hour ago, Winsford Soul said:

How old is Tim ? 

 

Older than he looks!!!

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Hopefully the forerunner to 1970 to 1985.....yearly books

Ed

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21 hours ago, Kenb said:

It is a beautifully illustrated and content rich book chronicaling 1975 that makes you go ...oh yeah.

Is it a good read Ken and does gives a realistic impression what was happening in the year in question and maybe things to come .

I am a avid reader of soul related books but this one has a small time frame and at £30 do not want to be disappointed there is loads of books out of here I could purchase but if this one is recommended by someone who has read it a purchase will be forthcoming .

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53 minutes ago, Shinehead said:

Is it a good read Ken and does gives a realistic impression what was happening in the year in question and maybe things to come .

I am a avid reader of soul related books but this one has a small time frame and at £30 do not want to be disappointed there is loads of books out of here I could purchase but if this one is recommended by someone who has read it a purchase will be forthcoming .

Well, i'm not even 1/4 way through it...but i think it's worth every penny. Just to see Martin Buchan (photo) in one of the collages was worth it to bring back memories 🥲. In my view, it does give a good & fair impression of the scene/it's music/ and the general happening of 1975.

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24 minutes ago, Kenb said:

Well, i'm not even 1/4 way through it...but i think it's worth every penny. Just to see Martin Buchan (photo) in one of the collages was worth it to bring back memories 🥲. In my view, it does give a good & fair impression of the scene/it's music/ and the general happening of 1975.

Thanks for the reply , would you please give a update when you have read the book so I can make a informed decision whether or not to purchase .

I have bought numerous books that set out on a good route but then seem to meander and run out of steam.

I would much appreciate your or anyone else who reads  the book to give a opinion on the book , hopefully it will be worth a purchase .

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Tim browns book are always well written, only just started this one but it looks like no exception. 1975 was my first year proper so looking forward to the rest of it, memories…

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I'm at a slight disadvantage here as i haven't read the book. Tim has great knowlede and  posesses literary talent. However if he s suggesting that in 1975 60's soul started to mix with 70s  soul he is two years out.  This was happening at Blackpool Mecca in late 72 and throughout 73 where 60's, and rare and just released  70's soul was played every week to an appreceiated audience.

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Is this published yet? Got one on order but not clear whether it's being reprinted or just not out yet?

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Yes, the book is back in stock, there were unforseen issues with the company manufacturing the book but as far as im aware it can now be purchased again, via the website. Contact Anglo American for current updates.👍

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Correct, also I have just restocked  this book title at A Nickel And A Nail and available to order now.

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28 minutes ago, Windlesoul said:

Correct, also I have just restocked  this book title at A Nickel And A Nail and available to order now.

Ordered a copy last night :) 

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LAST DATE for 2nd class post, for book orders recieved prior to Christmas, is THURSDAY, 16TH DECEMBER.

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