He was responsible for the Detroit 67 book and now Stuart Cosgrove returns with what sounds like another winner – Young Soul Rebels: A Personal History of Northern Soul.
Yes, this is, of course, a book all about the Northern Soul scene.
It is pitched as a ‘compelling and intimate story’ of Northern Soul and all the component parts that made it both famous and infamous. So clubs like The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier, the record bootleggers, the records themselves and the crate diggers who found those special tunes.
It also looks at the social context too, everything from the policing of youth culture and politics through to the emergence of the rave scene and music in the internet age.
320 pages in this book, which is available to pre-order now. £14.99 is the price of a copy and it hits the shelves in May.