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Billy Bragg
Stephen William Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism Egalitarianism (), or equalitarianism, is a school of thought within political philosophy that builds from the concept of social equality, prioritizing it for all people. ... activist. His music blends elements of folk music Folk music is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from ''musical form'' and musical style, althoug ..., punk rock Punk rock (or simply punk) is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, ... and protest song A protest song is a song that is associated with a movement ...
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Barking, London
Barking is a district of East London East London is a popularly and informally defined part of London London is the and of and the . It stands on the in south-east England at the head of a down to the , and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The , its a ... and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham () is a London borough The London boroughs are the 32 districts of England, local authority districts that make up the Ceremonial counties of England, ceremonial county of Greater London; each is g .... The total population of Barking (if defined as the Abbey, Eastbury, Gascoigne, Longbridge, and Thames wards of LB Barking & Dagenham) - was 59,068 at the 2011 census. It is east of Charing Cross Charing Cross () is a junction in London London is the capital city, capital and List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, largest city of England and the United Kingd ...
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Wilco
Wilco is an American alternative rock Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock, or simply alternative) is a category of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1970s and became widely popular in the 1990s. "Alternative" refers to th ... band based in Chicago (''City in a Garden''); I Will , image_map = , map_caption = Interactive map of Chicago , coordinates = , coordinates_footnotes = , subdivision_type = Country , subdivision_name ..., Illinois Illinois ( ) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspape .... The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country Alternative country, or alternative country rock (sometimes alt-country, insurgen ...
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Small Faces
Small Faces were an English rock Rock most often refers to: * Rock (geology) A rock is any naturally occurring solid mass or aggregate of minerals or mineraloid matter. It is categorized by the minerals included, its Chemical compound, chemical composition and the way in w ... band from London London is the Capital city, capital and List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a estuary down to the North Sea, and has b ..., founded in 1965. The group originally consisted of Steve Marriott Stephen Peter Marriott (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991) was an English musician, songwriter and frontman The lead vocalist in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent melody A mel ..., Ronnie Lane Ronald Frederick Lane (1 April 1946 – 4 June 1997) was an English musician, songwriter, and pr ...
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Faces (band)
Faces are an English rock band formed in 1969 by members of Small Faces Small Faces were an English rock Rock most often refers to: * Rock (geology) A rock is any naturally occurring solid mass or aggregate of minerals or mineraloid matter. It is categorized by the minerals included, its Chemical compound ... after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott Stephen Peter Marriott (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991) was an English musician, songwriter and frontman The lead vocalist in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent melody A mel ... left that group to form Humble Pie Humble Pie are an English hard rock Hard rock or heavy rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music Rock music is a broad genre of popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large aud .... The remaining Small Faces—Ian McLagan Ian Patrick McLagan (; 12 May 1945 – ...
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Guitar
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six string instrument, strings. It is held flat against the player's body and played by strumming or Plucked string instrument, plucking the strings with the dominant hand, while simultaneously pressing selected strings against frets with the fingers of the opposite hand. A plectrum or individual finger Guitar picking, picks may be used to strike the strings. The sound of the guitar is projected either acoustically, by means of a resonant chamber on the instrument, or amplified by an electronic Pickup (music technology), pickup and an guitar amplifier, amplifier. The guitar is classified as a chordophone – meaning the sound is produced by a vibrating string stretched between two fixed points. Historically, a guitar was constructed from wood with its strings made of catgut. Steel guitar strings were introduced near the end of the nineteenth century in the United States; nylon strings came in the 1940s. The guitar's ...
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Theguardian
''The Guardian'' is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as ''The Manchester Guardian'', and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers ''The Observer ''The Observer'' is a British newspaper published on Sundays. In the same place on the political spectrum A political spectrum is a system to characterize and classify different in relation to one another. These positions sit upon one ...'' and ''The Guardian Weekly ''The Guardian Weekly'' is an international English-language news magazine based in London, UK. It is one of the world's oldest international news publications and has readers in more than 170 countries. Editorial content is drawn from its sist ...'', ''The Guardian'' is part of the Guardian Media Group Guardian Media Group plc (GMG) is a British-based mass media Mass media refers to a diverse array of media Media may refer to: Physical means Communication * Media (communication), tools used to deliver i ...
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Eleven-plus
The eleven-plus (11+) is an examination Examination may refer to: * Physical examination, a medical procedure * Questioning and more specific forms thereof, for example in law: ** Cross-examination ** Direct examination * Test (assessment), informally "exam", "exams", "evaluation" ** Civ ... administered to some students in England and Northern Ireland in their last year of primary education Primary education is typically the first stage of formal education, coming after preschool/kindergarten and before secondary school. Primary education takes place in primary school, the elementary school or first and middle school depending on ..., which governs admission to grammar school A grammar school is one of several different types of school A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. Most coun ...s and other secondary schools which use academic ...
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Barking Abbey School
Barking Abbey School is a secondary school located in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It serves students from the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, London Borough of Redbridge, Redbridge, and London Borough of Newham, Newham. Years 7 to 10 (ages 11 – 15) are at the Longbridge Road site and years 8 to 13 (ages 12 – 18) at the Sandringham Road site. Barking Abbey also has a Sixth Form of over 400 students which is at the Sandringham Road site. Advanced Level (UK), A Level and Business And Technology Education Council (BTEC), BTEC courses are available to 16 - 18 year-olds in the Sixth Form. Both sites are situated to the west of Mayesbrook Park and to the north of Upney tube station, Upney Underground station. History Barking Abbey School was founded in 1922, the first co-educational grammar school in England. The first headmaster was Ernest Achey Loftus, Colonel Ernest Loftus, who stayed for 27 years, being replaced by Mr Frank Young DFC in 1949. In 2005, B ...
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Protest Song
A protest song is a song that is associated with a movement for social change and hence part of the broader category of ''topical'' songs (or songs connected to current events). It may be folk, classical, or commercial in genre. Among social movements that have an associated body of songs are the Abolitionism in the United States, abolition movement, women's suffrage, the labour movement, the human rights movement, civil rights, the anti-war movement and 1960s counterculture of the 1960s, counterculture, the Feminism, feminist movement, the sexual revolution, the LGBT social movements, gay rights movement, animal rights movement, vegetarianism and veganism, gun control, and environmentalism. Protest songs are often situational, having been associated with a social movement through context. "Goodnight Irene", for example, acquired the aura of a protest song because it was written by Lead Belly, a black convict and social outcast, although on its face it is a love song. Or they may ...
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Punk Rock
Punk rock (or simply punk) is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal ... that emerged in the mid-1970s. Rooted in 1960s garage rock Garage rock (sometimes called garage punk or 60s punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced a series of subsequent revivals. The styl ..., punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often shouted political, anti-establishment An anti-establishment view or belief is one which stands in opposition to the conventional social, political, and economic principles of ...
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Folk Music
Folk music is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from ''musical form'' and musical style, although in practice these terms are some ... that includes traditional folk music Folk music is a music genre that includes #Traditional folk music, traditional folk music and the Contemporary folk music, contemporary genre that evolved from the former during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be cal ... and the contemporary genre that evolved from the former during the 20th-century folk revival A roots revival (folk revival) is a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors. Often, roots revivals include an addition of newly composed songs with socially and politically aware lyri .... Some types of folk music may be called world music World music is a ...
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Left-wing Politics
Left-wing politics support social equality Social equality is a state of affairs in which all people within a specific society A society is a Social group, group of individuals involved in persistent Social relation, social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same spat ... and egalitarianism Egalitarianism (), or equalitarianism, is a school of thought A school of thought, or intellectual tradition, is the perspective of a group of people who share common characteristics of opinion or outlook of a philosophy Philosophy ..., often in opposition of social hierarchy Social stratification refers to a society's categorization Categorization is the ability and activity to recognize shared features or similarities between the elements of the experience of the world (such as Object (philosophy), objects, ev .... Left-wing politics typically involve a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relativ ...
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