Stephen William Bragg (born 20 December 1957) — known as Billy Bragg — is an English alternative rock musician and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes. His music career has lasted more than thirty years.
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Thu 24 Jan 2013 08:54
Singers Billy Bragg and Roy Harper are to be honoured with lifetime achievement...
Wed 8 Jun 2011 07:53
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Sat 19 Feb 2011 13:17
Singer and activist Billy Bragg joins a student occupation at Glasgow University in...
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- Fri 18 Jan 2013 11:20
It's been a strong week of free downloads, and it comes to a head today with Billy...Jon Teamlaverne
- Thu 20 Dec 2012 14:00
An inspiration to a whole generation of musicians and music fans, Joe Strummer was...Producer Will
- Fri 4 Nov 2011 21:00
Wow - what a reaction to Billy Bragg, and what amazing choices he picked, with your...Producer Will
Tooth & Nail 2013
Reviewed by Mischa Pearlman
Bragg conveys truths about his home country like few other songwriters can.
Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
Still digging it: this is musical archaeology that’s full of life.
Mr Love & Justice 2008
Reviewed by Chris White
He may have retained his fierce integrity and insightful intelligence, but perhaps...