Stuart Cosgrove, Ken McNab and Tom Doyle at Harrogate Literature Festival


Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll? It’s all just background noise to this incredible trio of music experts.

Stuart Cosgrove, originally from Perth, was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes, as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines.

Ken McNab is a well-respected journalist with Scotland’s Evening Times and a lifelong Beatles fan. Ken released The Beatles in Scotland in 2012 and his new book, And In The End, tells the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969.

Tom Doyle is an acclaimed music journalist, author and long-standing contributing editor to Q, whose work has also appeared in Mojo, the Guardian, Marie Claire, Elle, The Times and Sound on Sound. His interviewees include Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Kate Bush, Elton John, REM and U2.

Join Stuart, Ken and Tom to discuss an era which redefined popular music in ways we had never seen before, and haven’t seen since.

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Sunday 20 Oct 2019
Harrogate Literature Festival, Harrogate. England