School of Rock Comes of Age; Liverpool's Institute of Popular Music Marks 21 Years
Byline: VICKY ANDERSON
IT SEEMS only fitting that Liverpool would end up being one of the country's foremost places to study popular music. And the academic pursuit of the subject has - like its musicians itself - resonated around the world.
The Institute of Popular Music, part of the University of Liverpool's School of Music, is marking its 21st anniversary.
What began as a labour of love in a box room under a staircase has become one of the biggest research collections of its kind.
Radio stations and record collectors bequeathing a lifetime's work have helped to bolster the archives which are well on their way to containing 100,000 LPs.
More than 200 pieces have been lent to World Museum Liverpool as part of the extensive Beat Goes On exhibition.
Despite a comprehensive archive of local material - as could be expected in such an overtly musical city as Liverpool -regional music is just a small part of an …
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Publication information: Article title: School of Rock Comes of Age; Liverpool's Institute of Popular Music Marks 21 Years. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: August 4, 2009. Page number: 16. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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