From the man who brought us the Detroit 67 book comes Young Soul Rebels: A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove.
I think that pretty much sums up the content here.
The book, which is out in May buy available to pre-order now, is described as a ‘compelling and intimate story’ of northern soul, courtesy of the clubs that made it famous – The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier. There’s also the bootleggers that made it infamous, the splits that threatened to divide the scene, the records that built its reputation worldwide and the crate diggers who found those tunes.
The book also looks at the social context of the scene too – the rise of the drug scene, the policing of youth culture, the north / south divide, the decline of coastal Britain, the changing political climate, even the emergence of the rave scene and music in the internet age. All of that over 320 pages.
Potentially it sounds like a really strong read. You can find out for yourself from 19th May 2016, when the book is published by Polygon. You can pre-order now for £14.99.