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Leeds is top of the pops

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Pop music in Leeds from the early twentieth century to the present day will be discussed and debated at a unique history event at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Academics, historians and music fans will gather at Old Broadcasting House for the annual Leeds in Context event to find out how the Leeds music scene has grown and changed since the early twentieth century.

Corinne Bailey-Rae

Leeds Metropolitan lecturer Dave Russell will set the scene with a music-making history of Leeds, asking: 'What was popular music in Leeds before the 1950s?', before Dr Peter Mills considers how 60s and 70s musician Jake Thackray put the north on the map with his appearances on Esther Rantzen's popular consumer show That's Life

Pigeon Detectives

Radio presenter James Addyman will comment on the growth of the Leeds music scene between 1960 and 1979 which includes the music of chart-toppers Soft Cell before the event comes up to date with the Kaiser Chiefs, Corinne Bailey-Rae and the Pigeon Detectives.

The event runs from 9.30am to 4pm and costs £20 or £10 for concessions.