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The story of a city's transformation through its music, taking in the wave of Commonwealth immigration in the '40s right up to the present day.

As roots reggae is increasingly acclaimed by the 1970s music press, many black British teenagers find themselves drawn to the poppier sounds of lovers' rock.

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15 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 Aug 2013 00:30


Role Contributor
ReaderBen Onwukwe
AuthorLloyd Bradley
AbridgerNatalie Steed
ProducerKirsteen Cameron

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