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1 Billy Bragg
How much do you know about the Bard of Barking?
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50ftqueenie
Feb 12 07
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2 Mixing Pop and Politics - Billy Bragg
Protest singer with questionable vocal talents, people's poet, all-round softy. Love him, hate him, never heard of him? Come and spend some time with Billy Bragg.
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ing
May 04 05
282 plays
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Last Updated Aug 20 14 11:00 AM

Some sample questions from this category:

* On his mini-album "The Internationale" (1990), Billy Bragg presents some classic Socialist songs, as well some originals. One of the latter is a dreamy tribute to which American folk/protest singer of the 1960s?
* "When Will I See You Again?" is one of Billy Bragg's more amusing covers. Who had a hit with this bouncy little piece of flummery in 1974?
* When Billy Bragg was born in 1957, Essex was yet to become part of Greater London. Which Essex district was Billy born in? (Some would say the name is an apt description.)
* Billy Bragg is best known as a political singer. One of his many anthems is "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward", from his 1988 album "Workers' Playtime". According to the lyric, "The revolution is just a..."?
* Billy Bragg is not just a lefty stirrer, he's an old-style romantic full of wistful idealism. One of his many beautiful love songs gives us the line "Between Marx and marzipan in the dictionary there was..." who or what?


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