Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory.

The singer describes skiffle as “a bunch of British school boys in the mid ’50s playing Lead Belly’s repertoire … on acoustic guitars.” Bragg’s new book is Roots, Radicals And Rockers.

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