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Music Now! Teenage Kicks

Suitable for: Teenagers (Key stage 4), Teachers

In this fact book for teenagers and young people we chart the explosion of popular music since the 50s. This musical express thunders through the decades talking about the iconic bands and artists who changed the face of music forever like Elvis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Kate Bush. You can also explore the lowdown on music movements like punk, glam rock, disco, grunge and Britpop and find out how they influenced fashion! Each decade is split into short audio guides, so you can pick and choose what you want to listen to and in what order. You’ll be able to discover the music through the decades whilst feeling iconic performers, rock photography, stage outfits and much more on the tactile pictures. DJ presenters include Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley

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He continued to re-invent himself with new alter-egos such as Aladdin Sane, who was an extension of Ziggy, and a mad aristocrat called The Thin White Duke. His sanity, affected by bouts of illegal drug taking, was seriously compromised by the vivid, sometimes unpleasant, characters he adopted.
Let's explore a tactile picture of Bowie on the album cover for Aladdin Sane. The photograph, which was taken by Brian Duffy, is of his face, naked shoulders and chest. It's a very theatrical and powerful image which has become iconic. His striking make up includes a dramatic electric blue and red lightening bolt which runs from his hairline diagonally down over one side of his face.

What's inside

  • Jo Whiley, head shot of woman with flowing blonde hair
  • Steve Lamacq, head shot of man with short dark hair.
  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An Activity Pack, with contents list, suggestions for fun things to do and more.
  • A picture scrapbook.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Elvis Presley, Jailhouse Rock
The Beatles
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez
David Bowie, Aladdin Sane album cover
Bob Marley
Freddie Mercury
Nirvana
The Spice Girls

What our members say

Excellent Resource An excellent resource - it offers a new dimension for learning. I would recommend this book as it is a comprehensive overview of the music industry over several decades - very interesting. Library Member
Great for music lovers The whole pack is well put together with a great selection of music and descriptions. Rose

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