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Simon Philo

Simon Philo teaches Popular Music in Society and American Studies at the University of Derby.  He is the author of British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence (2015) and Glam Rock: Music in Sound and Vision (2018) and presents shows on Radio Free Matlock and Stranger Radio.  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.  His favourite Stones’ track is “I Wanna Be Your Man”.

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