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1 August 2006

Tuesday 1 August 2006 11:30-12:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Jarvis Cocker, one of many notable pop musicians to have experienced an art school training, explores the connections between British art schools and pop.

The 1960s and 70s saw numerous pop groups springing from a freethinking art school background. The biggest names in British pop, from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to Roxy Music and the Sex Pistols, all owed something to an art school influence. But successive governments were concerned about the kind of education art schools were offering. Reform, as well as revolution, was in the air.

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