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Long Shadows, High Hopes…

Author Neil Fraser in conversation with The The

Saturday 10 Nov  |  8.15pm

Matt Johnson is a film soundtrack composer, publisher, broadcaster and conservationist/local activist, although he is best known as the creative force behind THE THE. Written with the cooperation of Matt Johnson and with full access to his archives, Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & THE THE is the first official biography of one of the UK alternative music scene’s major figures. Active since 1979, THE THE have returned this year bigger than ever, selling out the Royal Albert Hall in seven minutes as they play their first gigs in over sixteen years.

Neil Fraser was thirteen in 1979, and while not a fan of all the music written about was aware of pretty much all of it thanks to publications like Sounds and the NME, and the John Peel radio show, as well as the record collections of school friends. He has previously written a book looking at the history of East London (Over The Border: The Other East End – Function Books; 2012).

A real treat in store for sure – with book signing and ‘meet the author’ session immediately afterwards.

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