The Who – Writer’s Literary Event
A Celebration Of 50 Years Of Mod Culture And The Iconic Band In Various Publications
Saturday 21st November 2015 @ The Cockpit Theatre, London NW8
“It is in the work of marginalised literary voices like these that a universal morality, borne of forgotten ideals, can often be found.” – The Huffington Post
“The first sold out London Modernist Literary Event proved a point. People are interested in the subject of Mod in the literary sense.” – Merc
Streets We Ran in conjunction with Merc & Mod Shoes are pleased to announce a very special celebration of 50 years of legendary rockers and mod icons The Who with the authors of various publications featuring the band over the years.
The event will run from 12 midday to 6pm and is a fast-paced, vibrant and unpretentious gathering of like-minded readers and writers. The broad selection of authors all take different standpoints and come from a variety of backgrounds, but will come together for one afternoon only to offer their invaluable insights and opinions.
Each author will speak for 30 minutes in a Q&A format with an interviewer on the chosen subject of their book, giving the audience rare insights into one of the most important bands the world has ever seen. This is an unmissable opportunity for fans of mod culture to gain in depth knowledge on this group of London lads who went on to sell over 100 million records worldwide.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, their display describes them as “prime contenders, in the minds of many, for the title of World’s Greatest Rock Band”.
The authors and their featured books on West London’s finest include:
Richard Barnes (The Who – Maximum R&B)
Tony Fletcher (Dear Boy – The Life of Keith Moon)
Mark Blake (‘Pretend You’re In A War: The Who And The Sixties’)
Peter ‘ Dougal ‘ Butler (Full Moon)
Chris Charlesworth (The Who: The Illustrated Biography, Pete Townshend: A Career Biography and The Complete Guide to the Music of The Who)
Ben Marshall (The Who – 50 Years : The Official History Due out Oct)
Ian Snowball (Keith Moon : There Is No Substitute Due out 2016)
Simon Wells (Quadrophenia a Way of Life – Inside the Making of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film)
The Who Writer’s Literary Event is the second in a run of literary shows from the organisers at Streets We Ran, following a sold out show with ‘Modernist’ authors earlier this year.
Tickets are on sale now priced £15 from:
The Who Writer’s Literary Event
Saturday 21st November 2015
12 midday – 6pm
Ticket price £15.00
www.thecockpit.org.uk or 020 72582925
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