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Dr Ian Inglis is a writer and researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a Reader in Sociology and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, his books include: The Beatles, Popular Music And Society: A Thousand Voices (2000); Popular Music And Film (2003); Performance And Popular Music: History, Place And Time (2006); The Words And Music Of George Harrison (2010); Popular Music And Television In Britain (2010); The Beatles In Hamburg (2012); and The Beatles (2017).  His doctoral research explored the significance of sociological, social psychological, and cultural theory in approaches to the music and career of the Beatles.


He has been a member of the editorial boards of Popular Music And Society, The Soundtrack and Volume: La Revue des Musiques Populaire, and his articles have been published in a wide variety of journals, including Popular MusicJournal Of Popular CultureJournal Of Popular Music StudiesCritical Studies In Media CommunicationAmerican Music; Visual Culture In BritainJournal Of Fashion, Style And Popular CulturePopular Music And Society; International Review Of The Aesthetics And Sociology Of Music; Popular Music HistoryCelebrity StudiesVolume: La Revue des Musiques Populaires; and Musiiken Suunta.


He has contributed chapters to books across a range of subjects, including music censorship, the horror film, tribute bands, song in cinema, animation film, virtual performance, musical texts, audiovisual aesthetics, film adaptations, local music scenes, fans & fandom, approaches to musical history, and musicological research methods.


He has spoken at numerous conferences - often as a keynote speaker - across Europe, and his work has been translated into several languages. He has made frequent appearances on radio and television. He is also a writer of fiction; his work has been published in a number of anthologies and literary journals in the UK and US, and his collection of short stories The Day Chuck Berry Died was published by Bridge House in 2022.


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