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Peter Doggett is the author of Electric Shock: 125 Years of Pop, a definitive cultural history of popular music from Ragtime to the X Factor. Find out why pop has always outraged parents and politicians, and how its role in our lives has changed – from the earliest days of the gramophone to today’s download culture.
Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music and social history for more than 30 years. Besides Electric Shock, he has written acclaimed books about the Beatles, David Bowie and revolutionary 1960s politics.
The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.