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About the Author
Simon Frith is Tovey Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh. He was a founder member of IASPM and a founding editor of Popular Music. He is presently working on a three volume history of live music in the UK since 1950. The first volume,1950-1967. From Dance Hall to the 100 Club, was published by Ashgate in 2013. He chairs the judges of the Mercury Music Prize and is a Fellow of the British Academy. Stan Rijven is a Dutch pop music critic and historian, DJ and cultural entrepreneur. From the seventies onwards he pioneered the documenting of the rise of pop and world music culture in various Dutch media and abroad. He is a founder member of IASPM, Pop Archive Netherlands (PAN) and World Music Forum NL (WMF NL). Ian Christie is Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College. From 1976-1996 he worked at the British Film Institute as, variously, Head of Distribution, Exhibition, Video Publishing and Special Projects. His most recent book is Audience (2012). He is a regular broadcaster and writer for Sight and Sound, and a Fellow of the British Academy.