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Stuart Cosgrove – Detroit 67

Due to the recent release of the hit movie ‘Detroit’ (2017) directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring John Boyega and Will Poulter, I have republished the podcast which was recorded two years ago. The podcast includes an interview with Stuart Cosgrove, the author of ‘Detroit *67’ which references the events that occurred.

The Epic Story of Motown and Detroit’s Independent Soul Music Scene

It’s January 1967—and one of the worst snowstorms in decades is blanketing Detroit, Michigan. Berry Gordy, owner of Motown Records, is trapped in his home, unable to do anything about the internal war ravaging his most successful group, The Supremes. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard are imploding as Ballard battles alcoholism and the aftermath of rape. But soon, even more chaos will descend on Detroit. As the year heats up, melting the snow, Gordy and his city face one of the most challenging periods of its existence. Continue reading Stuart Cosgrove – Detroit 67

Young Soul Rebels: A Personal History of Northern Soul (Paperback)


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by Stuart Cosgrove
Release Date: 19 May 2016

Young Soul Rebels: A Personal History of Northern Soul Paperback – 19 May 2016 by Stuart Cosgrove (Author), Cover photograph taken by Brian Cannon (Illustrator)

‘Nothing will ever compare to the amphetamine rush of my young life and the night I was nearly buggered by my girlfriend s uncle in the Potteries …’

 The opening line of Stuart Cosgrove’s Young Soul Rebels sets up a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain’s most fascinating musical underground scene, and takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier the bootleggers that made it infamous, the splits that threatened to divide the scene, the great unknown records that built its global reputation and the crate-digging collectors that travelled to America to unearth unknown sounds. Continue reading Young Soul Rebels: A Personal History of Northern Soul (Paperback)