Joe Boyd

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:26:00 GMT

The University of Huddersfield’s Journalism and Media department is pleased to announce its first annual Public Music Journalism Talk. It features legendary music producer, record label owner, manager and event organiser, Joe Boyd, who just happened to be in the right place at the right time – when Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, and hearing Pink Floyd in London in 1967.

He produced some of the great records of the 1960s and 1970s, including Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, Fairport Convention’s Liege & Lief, acknowledged in polls as the best folk rock album ever made; indeed, one of the best British records in any genre ever made; and the enigmatic Nick Drake, whose reputation and cult status continues to grow; and was one of the first to promote the genre of World Music.

Boyd once said that at the beginning of the 1960s there was something like an aircraft hangar empty of cultural artefacts but by the end it was already filling up leaving little room for the following decades. Joe Boyd will considers the legacy of the 1960s…

Dr Stephen Dorril, Course Leader for Music Journalism at the University, said: “Joe knows more than anyone about the sixties. He was there in the centre of it, as one of the main figures of the counter-culture, organising events such as the UFO Club, producing bands. He knew everyone.”

He has since had an active career running a record label, producing some of the best records of the past 50 years and was also the producer of the film Scandal about the 60s’ scandal, the Profumo affair.”

It will be a great opportunity to hear Joe talk and ask questions about the continuing legacy and significance of the sixties, a decade that still resonates with its music and cultural revolution.

The V&A currently has a hugely popular exhibition: “You say you want a Revolution? Records and rebels 1966-70”, to be followed next spring by The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal remains, both of which feature heavily the contribution of Joe Boyd.

To find out more about this events and book tickets go to the page or Joe Boyd Tickets

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