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Billy Bragg (Stephen William Bragg, Barking, Essex, England, 20 December, 1957) is an English singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes.

In 1977, Bragg formed the punk rock/pub rock band Riff Raff, and toured London's pubs and clubs. The band released a series of singles, which did not receive wide exposure. He also worked in Guy Norris Records in… read more

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  • Avatar for Keolia
    Nice style.
  • Avatar for yosh2008
    Just discovering this guy. Anywhere I should go after 'Taxman' album? Or just go back to album one and push through?
  • Avatar for RussellChap
    top bloke, boring music
  • Avatar for Rainman45
    underrated [2]
  • Avatar for Rockarnold
    YAY! Fabulous guy!
  • Avatar for suntzutang
    billy... oh, billy! OH BILLY YES!
  • Avatar for sdkyle
    Bill is quite a ways left of me...but I respect what he has to say - and how he says it.
  • Avatar for jaarolavi
    Here's a little something on Billy's recent Finland visit: www.last.fm/user/jaarolavi/journal/2014/06/15/642c0t_one_man_clash_in_finland
  • Avatar for Hunter_Zombie
    Good points, thanks for taking the time to explain further. And Bragg's editorial in the Guardian did seem a bit dismissive. I do hope he will reconsider his position.
  • Avatar for Hunter_Zombie
    But when Private Eye's architecture columnist is siding with the skateboaders and Billy Bragg against, you realise the situation is a bit more nuanced that it may first appear.

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