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Book: Thunder in their Hearts

Chapter: Very Urgent: the 1960s

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24994


This chapter starts off with a look at The Blue Notes -- their background, their south African successes, and their arrival in Europe and at how the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) is beginning to make its presence felt in domestic politics as the British empire dissolves. The British jazz scene in the 1960s is discussed including the significance of clubs such as Ronnie Scotts, the Very Urgent LP and the developing draw of more open music alongside a chronicle of the developing political context including AAM activities on the international front.

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  • Francis Gooding ( - book-auth-759) 'Writer'