Introduction; 1. Reclaiming the silence; 2. The 1930s: A most musical of decades; 3. The 1940s: Constructing communities; 4. The 1950s: From tradition to innovation; 5. The 1960s: Youth, home-grown talent and American money; 6. The 1970s and beyond: Signs of success; Postscript.
John Mundy is Professor in Media in the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford