20 – 23 July 2017

76-16 FROM ERIC’S TO EVOL PANEL: THE STORY OF PUNK & COUNTERCULTURE

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Date: Wednesday 20 July

Venue: District

The Strangler’s sang that ‘Something Better Change’… 40 years on our panel looked at the impact of punk music and counterculture since the late 1970s and did it in fact change anything? They discussed the drivers for counterculture movements. Was it music, fashion, inspirational individuals, key venues or a mix of all of these? The audience was invited to join our expert panel to try and make sense of one of the unique aspects of the UK cultural scene and what exactly is punk’s legacy?

Panel members included:

  • John Robb – Musician/Journalist/Author (Panel Host)
  • Paul Du Noyer – Journalist and Author of ‘Liverpool: Wondrous Place’ as well as books on Deaf School, Paul McCartney and John Lennon
  • Pete Wylie – The Mighty WAH!
  • Pauline Murray – Lead Singer of punk rock band Penetration
  • Craig Pennington – Bido Lito! Magazine (Publisher) and Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (Director)
  • Jayne Casey – a leading light of Liverpool culture since the 1970s

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