The BBC Is Crowdsourcing the History of Pop and Rock. You Can Help.

Chance are if you’re the kind of person who comes to this site, you have an above-average interest in music. I’ll bet that when it comes to your favourite bands, you have tons of pictures, ticket stubs, pieces of swag and merch, t-shirts, vinyl, CDs, bootlegs, concert programs–a million pieces of ephemera that are sitting in a closet or basement or box.

But no matter what your mom/significant other says, you won’t throw this stuff out. It means too much to you. If only there was a way to use this memorabilia for the goodness of humankind…

Mark points us at a project called The People’s History of Pop, an attempt at bringing together material from UK music history by enlisting the power of fans. What a fantastic idea!

If you’d like to contribute or if you’d just like to see what’s been amassed so far, click on this image.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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