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Ivor Cutler By Bruce Lindsay

Ivor Cutler by Bruce Lindsay


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Ivor Cutler: A Life Outside the Sitting Room is the first biography of one of post-war Britain's most recognisable authors, poets and performers.

Ivor Cutler Summary

Ivor Cutler: A Life Outside the Sitting Room by Bruce Lindsay

Ivor Cutler: A Life Outside the Sitting Room is the first biography of one of post-war Britain's most recognisable authors, poets and performers. Mr Cutler (as he preferred to be known) wrote and recorded some of the most unusual and memorable songs and poems in British popular culture, including the hilarious and unsettling 'Life in a Scotch Sitting Room' series. Described by fans and commentators as an outsider because of his eccentric behaviour on and off stage, in many ways he was an insider, working for thirty years as a primary school teacher, gathering a body of fans from the heart of the cultural and social establishment, and regularly appearing on mainstream media. He was one of the first - if not the first - performers to appear on BBC radio 1, 2, 3 and 4 and famously recorded more John Peel sessions than any other act except The Fall. This book is based on evidence from official documents, print and broadcast media; archive interviews with Ivor Cutler, his close friends and family, fans and collaborators; and new interviews with fans, friends and fellow performers. Contributors include musical and acting collaborators who have never been interviewed about their experiences with Mr Cutler.

About Bruce Lindsay

Bruce Lindsay is a freelance music journalist and social history researcher writing for All About Jazz and Jazz Journal. He has been a semi-professional guitarist and bassist, and a regular performer at open mic nights and folk sessions across East Anglia. He is the author of Shellac and Swing: A Social History of the Gramophone in Britain (Fonthill Media, 2020) and Two Bold Singermen and the English Folk Revival: The Lives, Song Traditions and Legacies of Sam Larner and Harry Cox (Equinox, 2020).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction Chapter 2: Return to Y'Hup Chapter 3: Early Life Chapter 4: A Life in the Clouds Chapter 5: Back to School Chapter 6: A Life of Whimsical Fantasies Chapter 7: When Life Was Fab Chapter 8: Life Inside the Sitting Room Chapter 9: A Life on the Page Chapter 10: A Life on the Stage Chapter 11: A Life on Screen Chapter 12: Quite a Few Lives on the Wireless Chapter 13: Long Players Chapter 14: Ivor for Hire Chapter 15: Covering Ivor Cutler Chapter 16: A Life Outside the Limelight Chapter 17: I Will Become a Hermes DISCOGRAPHY

Additional information

NPB9781800502949
9781800502949
180050294X
Ivor Cutler: A Life Outside the Sitting Room by Bruce Lindsay
New
Hardback
Equinox Publishing Ltd
2023-01-16
254
N/A
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