Stuart Cosgrove

Stuart Cosgrove

Northern Soul: Young Soul Rebels

Stuart Cosgrove presents an intimate story of northern soul, Britain’s fascinating underground musical scene. Explore the iconic clubs that made it famous – The Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca – not to mention Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre. From the bootleggers and collectors to the impact of amphetamines and the rise of Thatcherism, Young Soul Rebels sweeps across fifty years of British life and places the northern soul scene in a social context with erudition and passion.

Stuart Cosgrove is a BAFTA award-winning television executive with Channel 4. He was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene and worked for the music paper Echoes before becoming media editor with the NME. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards.

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