… and here, with much thanks to UEA Studio Technology team of Sean Thompson and Matt North for filming and editing, is my inaugural lecture at UEA on 8 March. Artists discussed in film, music videos, tv shows and documentary footage of live performances from the 1940s on include Ian Dury, Robert Wyatt, Connie Boswell Teddy Pendergrass, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Gene Vincent, & Graeae/Stephen Hawking/Orbital. Oh, and Kenny Rogers singing that line from First Edition’s 1969 hit version of ‘Ruby, don’t take your love to town’ appears twice. The line? ‘It’s hard to love a man whose legs are bent and paralysed’.
Department of Music Sociology, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, 5 November, 6pm. Ungargasse 14, 1030 Wien, 2. Stock, Seminarraum AW U0205
Polio survivors Israel Vibration, ‘Rude boy shufflin” (1995); feat. wonderful polio-dancing at 3.45
Polio survivor Ian Dury, ‘Spasticus Autisticus’ (1981); ‘Get up, get up, get up, get down, fall over!’