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Billy Bragg

Gender:

male

Birthday:

Friday, December 20 1957

Age:

56 years, 11 months, 26 days

Hometown:

Barking, London, England [ view ]

Billy Bragg [ Person, Musician, Writer ]

Stephen William Bragg's quest to fame began when he toured around doing concerts and busking around Lond. He often played solo with an electric guitar. One day, he pretended to be a television repair man and earned entry into the office of Charisma Records' A&R man Peter Jenner. Jenner like the tape but the company was nearly bankrupt, but Bragg still was able to get an offer to record more demos for a music publiser, so jenner agreed to release them as a record. Months later Charisma was taken over by Virgin and Jenner became Bragg's manager. This led to his hit song "New England" which was in the top 10 in the UK in 1985.
He made several other political sattires, and many other albums since then and retained creative control on most of them. The most lucrative deal for Bragg was when he signed a four album deal with a million pound advance. However, this gamble did not pay off to more sales and the situation put the company in financial difficulty. In exchange for ending the contract early and Bragg getting back all his rights to his back catalogue, he had to pay much of the advance back.
Since then, Bragg has been in several bands and played a small roll in a film. Now adays, he's mainly involved in activism featureing alongside union reps, vicars, and MP's (member of Parliament).

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http:KEXP.ORG presents Billy Bragg performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded 3142013. Songs: Sexuality No One Knows Nothing Anymore Handyman Blues Gre...

OK Go helped us move the Tiny Desk from our old building to NPR's new headquarters, and The National performed the first full newbuilding Tiny Desk Concert ...

From The Henry Rollins Show, 52507.

http:www.cbc.caQ UK folkpunk artist, Billy Bragg returns to Studio Q with a new record 'Tooth & Nail'  a country flavoured affair that takes on deep uni...

Remember the Miners Strike 19841985.

Billy Bragg playing 'Between The Wars' on ToTP. Notice he's playing live, as opposed to miming to a backing track.

No One Knows Nothing Anymore is taken from Billy Bragg's brand new album 'Tooth & Nail,' released March 18th UK  March 19th US No One Knows Nothing Anym...

Video for Billy Bragg single 'Sexuality' from the 1991 album 'Don't Try This At Home', as you can see in the clip it reached 22 on the Triple J Hot 100 of t...

http:KEXP.ORG presents Billy Bragg performing 'Waiting For The Great Leap Forward' live in the KEXP studio. Recorded 3142013. Host: Troy Nelson Audio Eng...

Billy Bragg performs at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Woodyfest in Okemah, Okla on Thursday, July 12, 2012. 2012 is the Woody Guthrie centennial. Sorry a...

Handyman Blues is the new video taken from Billy Bragg's Top 20 UK Charting album 'Tooth & Nail'. Purchase Tooth & Nail from the following places iTunes  ht...

New England by Billy Bragg.

From A Videological Cuddle, a 1991 press kit for 'Don't Try This at Home'

Musicians and activists Billy Bragg and Wayne Kramer go shopping at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. See their full list of picks: http:bit.ly1cWWA8r Buy Billy ...

Acclaimed songwriter, activist and campaigner Billy Bragg will discuss the nature of democracy, citizenship, power and responsibility in this exclusive RSA e...

The news that Margaret Thatcher had died came when I was in Canada to play a show at MacEwan Hall at the University of Calgary on 8th April 2013. I spent the...

NOT THE UNION OUR UNION '''''''''''''' There is power in a factory, power in the land Power in the hands of a worker But it all amounts to nothing if togethe...

From A Videological Cuddle, a 1991 press kit for 'Don't Try This at Home,' the music video for the song from 'Talking with the Taxman About Poetry'

'Handyman Blues' from the album 'Tooth and Nail' 2013 Buy the album here  http:www.amazon.co.ukToothNailBillyBraggdpB00B00RJJO Billy Bragg is an ...

http:KEXP.ORG presents Billy Bragg performing 'There Will Be A Reckoning' live in the KEXP studio. Recorded 3142013. Host: Troy Nelson Audio Engineer: Ke...

Thursday October 24th: ably supported by the Citizen's Kazoo Orchestra, Bill Bailey does his finest impression of Billy Bragg in support of Keep Streets Live...

Billy Bragg with Ian McLagan performing 'Waiting For the Great Leap Forwards' on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on October 5th, 2006.

January Song from Billy Bragg's album Tooth and Nail Directed by Marc Corrigan http:marccorrigan.com https:www.facebook.commarccorrigandotcom.

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Busking with Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg and Frank Turner went busking together in King's Cross yesterday to raise money for Shelter.

Home Service, and Chas & Dave to headline Beverley 2014

Home Service, and Chas & Dave to headline Beverley 2014 joining Billy Bragg

Jonah Hill, 30, and other celebrity birthdays for Dec. 20, 2013

John Hillerman, Peter Criss, Alan Parsons, Jenny Agutter, Billy Bragg, Chris Robinson and Mike Watt also are among today's celebrants.

Neues von Cult Of Luna, Machine Head, The National und vielen mehr.

Wayne Kramer On World Cafe

In this Sense of Place: Detroit feature, the MC5 cofounder discusses people and moments that fueled the city's music scene. He also talks about his charity Jail Guitar Doors USA, which he founded with fellow musician Billy Bragg to provide instruments for incarcerated musicians.

Tom Power's picks: Jake Bugg, Bobby Bazini and The Strumbellas

Young artists infusing new life into established genres feature in CBC host Tom Power's latest picks of new music, including Jake Bugg, Bobby Bazini and The Strumbellas.

Spotlights: Mill Billy Blues brings 'musical stew' to Upstate

Mill Billy Blues is a highly entertaining band composed of some of the Upstate's finest instrumentalists.

SNOW SONGS: The new Wicked Local Snowstorm Playlist

Yes, eventually you'll be digging but as you sit on your couch watching the flakes accumulate, you might as well crank our 2014 snow song playlist, featuring 25 tracks to help you ride out the storm. Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and The Doors show up for you classic rock fans, with The Walkmen, Nick Lowe and Billy Bragg representing you children of the '80s, and Mumford & Sons ...

SNOW SONGS: The new Wicked Local STORMAGEDDON Playlist

Yes, eventually you'll be digging but as you sit on your couch watching the flakes accumulate, you might as well crank our 2014 snow song playlist, featuring 25 tracks to help you ride out the storm. Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and The Doors show up for you classic rock fans, with The Walkmen, Nick Lowe and Billy Bragg representing you children of the '80s, and Mumford & Sons ...

Record deals changing for digital age

Do major record labels need to change in digital age?

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