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Simon Philo


Simon Philo teaches American Studies and Popular Music in Society at the University Derby. He is the author of British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence(2015) andGlam Rock: Music in Sound and Vision(2018). He has also published on the Rolling Stones, ska and punk. In a 25-year career in higher education, Simon has made it his ‘mission’ to introduce as many students as possible to the joy of popular music. A true child of the revolution, Sweet’s “Teenage Rampage” was the first single he bought.

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