Huey Morgan – Huey Morgans Rebel Heroes

Huey Morgan – Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ frontman and award-winning BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster – celebrates the unpredictable personalities and talents of popular music’s rebel heroes and explains why we need them more than ever before.

The defining sounds of popular music – blues, rock ‘n’ roll, punk, hip-hop – were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920s-40s or the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. Truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been drowned out by pop-by-numbers acts in more recent years, and in Rebel Heroes, Huey Morgan investigates where music started to lose its soul and why the lessons of those renegade spirits of yesteryear are still so vital.

The book is steeped in Huey’s love for and knowledge of music and is full of personal anecdotes and stories of some of the greatest musicians to have graced us with their talent.

Author: Huey Morgan
Narrator: Huey Morgan
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Released: 15 Dec 2011
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Language: English

User Review:

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I love this series for listening before I go to an opera, or after while the experience is fresh. This was informative and educational, funny in parts. Rigoletto is of course a staple opera. The story in the opera, and the circumstances surrounding its creation, are as fascinating as the music. While short, this audio is highly recommended.