Peter Doggett argues that from the birth of recording in the 19th century to the digital age, popular music has transformed the world in which we live. It has influenced our morals and social mores; it has transformed our attitudes towards race and gender, religion and politics.
Peter Doggett has been writing about popular music and cultural history for more than 30 years. He is the author of Electric shock: From the gramophone to the iPhone – 125 years of pop music, his history of popular music and its impact on everyday life from 1890 to the present day.
This podcast was recorded live as part of the Writer of the month series, which broadens awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.