Former Echoes staffer Stuart Cosgrove’s excellent new book, Young Soul Rebels: A Personal History Of Northern Soul, has just been published by Polygon Books.
It tells the story of Stuart’s long-term relationship with and love for the music and its surrounding culture. Says the author:
“This book is about the rare soul scene across a lifetime. Inevitably, it is a highly personal account and so cannot be the complete history of northern soul… In writing Young Soul Rebels I have tried to take a different approach. There are four strands to the book: the overall story of the scene from its origins in 1965 to the present day; my own version of those years; the perspectives of the many ordinary and extraordinary people whose lives were changed by soul music; and finally a wider social history of the north of Britain in times of social change.”
We’ll be running an exclusive extract in our June issue.