Music: England's Own Fair Son

Alan Price moves between rock and pop, conscience and whimsy

Growing up, you heard fairy tales. Growing up in the north of England, Alan Price heard about the Jarrow March. The government shut down the shipbuilding yards, even blew up construction cranes. The workers were starving; their children had rickets. The people of Jarrow staged a hunger march, walked the 280 miles to London to confront a government that refused to see them. Some 30 years later, Price wrote a song for them. It was rilled with pride, a particular kind of chin-out...

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