Crosscurrents of Musical Influence Book Launch

Book launch and signing by Simon Philo, Head of American Studies, University of Derby Join us as Simon Philo launches his book titled 'British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence.'

Event date: Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 5.30 PM

Venue: Blackwells Book Shop, Kedleston Road Campus, DE22 3GB

Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm

Drinks and canapes included

Join us as Simon Philo launches his book titled British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence.

Throughout his book, Simon illustrates how this remarkable event disrupted and even reversed culture's flow of influence, goods, and ideas - orchestrating a dramatic turnaround in the commercial fortunes of British music in North Americs that turned 1960s into "The Sixties". Focusing on key works and perfomers, British Invasion tracks the journey of this musical phenomenon from peripheral irrelevance through exotic novelty into the heart of the rock mainstream. It explores how and why British music from the period came to achieve such unprecedented heights of commercial, artistic, and cultural dominance.

British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence will appeal to fans, students and scholars of popular music history - indeed anyone interested in understanding the fascinating relationship between popular music and culture.

The book will be available to purchase during the launch.