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BBMM@10 Competition: Win A Copy Of 'Reminiscences of RAR: Rocking Against R...
Fri, Nov 25, 2016, 6:30 PM – Tue, Jan 10, 2017, 11:30 PM GMT
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Forty years ago a group of comrades incensed by Eric Clapton's racist rant responded by forming an anti-racist and anti-fascist campaign group known as Rock Against Racism. We have two copies of a book put together by Roger Huddle and Red Saunders called 'Reminiscences Of RAR Rocking Against Racism 1976-1982' (Redwords 2016).
To be in with a good chance of winning one of two copies, correctly answer this question: Where was the first RAR gig played in 1976 a) park b) pub c) concert hall? Closing date is Jan 10 2017.
Reminiscences Of RAR: Rocking Against Racism 1976-1982 (edited by Roger Huddle and Red Saunders; Redwords 2016)
Rock Against Racism (RAR) came into existence in the autumn of 1976 in response to a rise in racist attacks, and the continuing growth of the National Front. In August a racist tirade by blues guitarist Eric Clapton from the stage in Birmingham led to a letter, jointly signed by the compilers of this book, to the music press critical of Clapton’s racism and asking for readers to support an anti-racist campaign through music. The response was overwhelming and a movement was born!
For six years, from 1976-1982, Rock Against Racism (RAR) was at the centre of a cultural movement against racism, fascism and the National Front.From 1978 it was partnered with both the Anti Nazi League and School Kids Against The Nazis.
This book brings together the reminiscences of 65 contributors - the activists and supporters during the period. From many backgrounds and ages, musician and audience, Punk and Rasta, street fighter and pogo dancer, united with a single aim—to Rock Against Racism.
A paperback priced £14.99, it's published on Dec. 5 by Redwords, redwords.org.uk, distributed by Turnaround, turnaround-uk.com and available from Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE, 020 7637 1848, bookmarksbookshop.co.uk.
If you fancy a freebie, then enter our compo, or else you can buy a copy at the Bookmarks shop, or their stall at the book's launch, which takes place Monday Dec. 5, 7-pm at Conway Hall in Holborn, London - there will host talks, readings and, of course, music, not only looking back at the events of 40 years ago, but also looking at the struggles and fights we face in Britain today. from Roger Huddle and a selection of contributors. Look out for live music by Steve White & the Protest Family who launch of their new album 'Protest For Dummies', and DJ sets from special guests. Click here to book, it's free.