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Pop goes the British Library

Fancy listening to some of the finest music of the last 50 years for free? You can if you pop into the British Library in London, which hosts Pop goes the library: 50 years of the album charts in the Entrance Hall of the library until 8th October 2006.

From the first number one, Frank Sinatra’s Songs for Swinging Lovers, visitors can choose from over 10,000 tracks from over the last half century – Elvis and Bill Haley, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd and David Bowie and through to the boy and girl bands such as the Spice Girls and Take That, along with current big sellers Arctic Monkeys and Gnarls Barkley.

Certainly more variety than the listening posts in HMV!

The British Library
96 Euston Road

Find out more from the British Library website

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