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Music

The rise of toytown pop

3 June 2017

9:00 AM

3 June 2017

9:00 AM

Flower power: the members of Geranium Pond

Pop’s counterfactuals tend to be built on questioning mortality: what if Jimi Hendrix had lived? Or Buddy Holly? Rarely does geopolitics enter into the speculation. Nevertheless, there’s a case for arguing that the landscape of British pop would have been markedly different had Harold Wilson acceded to the wishes of President Lyndon Johnson and sent British forces to Vietnam.

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