OTHER THINGS

Greg HoltCOMMITTEES, CONSULTANCIES, CONFERENCES

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR MUSIC

Member (1980-2004) and sometime Executive Committee Member, UK branch.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND

Chairman of the West Midlands Education Authorities’ working party on Multicultural Music and Editor of its publications (1982-3).

WEST MIDLANDS ARTS

Member of the Management Committee and Music Panels (1984-7).

INSTITUTE OF POPULAR MUSIC

Member of the Liverpool University working party on the formation of an Institute of Popular Music (1987).

KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON UNIVERSITY

Initiator and co-ordinator of a liaison project with the Music Department and Alumni Office and a consultant for a recent history of the College (2000-4).

CONFERENCES ORGANISATION AND PAPERS

Organiser of a series of Popular Music conferences at The Triangle. Gave papers at Aston University, Liverpool University, Dartington Hall, etc. on popular music.

MORGAN LEITH PARTNERSHIP http://www.morganleith.com

Strategic advisor on arts, media and charity issues since 2004.

PUBLISHED WORK

Holt, G., “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians - The Beatles” in Middleton, R. and Horn, D., eds., Popular Music, 2 (Cambridge, 1982).

Crawford, J. and Holt, G., eds., Multicultural Music in the West Midlands (Birmingham, 1983).

Holt, G., “The Beatles: a musical evolution” in Middleton, R., and Horn, D., eds., Popular Music, 4 (Cambridge, 1984).

Holt, G., The Musical Nature of Rock (Birmingham, 1985).

Holt, G., “The Lennon Companion: Twenty-five Years of Comment” in Middleton, R., and Horn, D., eds., Popular Music, 8 (Cambridge, 1989).

Holt, G., "Francis Tregian and the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book" in Fawcett, P., ed., The Cornwall Family History Society, 124 (Truro, June 2007).

TRAVEL

Greg has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and North America including a round-the-world trip and three summers in the U.S.A.

PIPEDOWN - The campaign for freedom from piped music

Greg is a member of Pipedown, a voluntary organisation whose mission is to eliminate the nefarious influence of piped music or "muzak" from public places.

Many famous personalities support Pipedown. SIr Peter Maxwell-Davies sparked off a debate at the end of January 2011, and writer and broadcaster Terence Blacker had his say in The Independant, 1 February.

BBC Radio 3 invited discussion on the issues involved, giving the last word in the debate to Greg. Listen to the clip here.

 

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