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People's Park Mural

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The words of Leon Rosselson's The World Turned Upside Down painted on a colourful mural on the toilet walls in People's Park, Berkeley.

People's Park was the scene of a famous battle on 15 May 1969 when, on the orders of the University, the police seized the park and erected a chain link fence round it. Thousands demonstrated to take back the park. The police used tear gas and live bullets against the demonstrators. One man was killed and 128 hospitalised. Despite the attempts of the University to make it their exclusive property, the park still remains open to all.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 07:24
 

Leon Rosselson Box Set

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Thanks to everyone who helped with Leon Rosselson's final tour of Canada & the States: 5 weeks, 2 festivals, 15 concerts, 3 radio programmes, 1 record launch and not enough sleep.  
 
Leon Rosselson - The World Turned Upside Down
Those who were unable to buy the 4 CD Box Set on the tour, can buy it from PM Press. Click on https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=353
         
The 4 CDs in this box set contain 72 songs, covering 5 decades of songwriting, from the sparky sixties to the curdled present, and encompass a wide variety of song subjects and song forms. They have been written out of hope, anger, love, scorn, laughter and despair.  And because they have something to say about the times in which they were written, there is an 80 page booklet containing copious notes on the political and personal environments that formed them, along with some pointed observations on the craft of songwriting. 

Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, Mark Bassey, Steve Berry, Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Howard Evans, Clare Lintott, Chris Foster, Sue Harris, Paul Jayasinha,  John Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Mansfield, Janet Russell, Ruth Rosselson, Fiz Shapur, Dave Swarbrick, Miranda Sykes, Roger Williams, The 3 City 4, The Oyster Band, and The Sheffield Socialist Choir all contribute.


The release date for the box set in the UK is 3rd October. It will be distributed by Proper Music Distribution Ltd. 
 
In the U.S.A. & Canada, this CD can be bought via the PM Press website 
 
 
 

New Double CD - The Liberty Tree

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The Liberty Tree CD

DOUBLE CD RELEASED IN THE STATES NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK 

The Liberty Tree CD is now available in the UK.  The Liberty Tree: A Celebration Of The Life and Writings Of Thomas Paine tells the story of Tom Paine's extraordinary life.

Click for more information and how to mail order

Last Updated on Monday, 15 November 2010 12:26
 

New Gig - Benefit Concert 11th June

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 08:59
 

Talking Democracy Blues

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Talking Democracy Blues, an antidote to the posturing of platitudinous politicians pleading for your vote. Words, music and video: © Leon Rosselson 2010.
 


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