Thursday 14th March 2019

7-00 pm to 8-30 pm

A new book on the band’s story

Bristol was part-built on the wealth generated by the slave trade, an arrival point for Caribbean immigrants, and a melting pot that shaped one of the most successful and innovative bands of the last thirty years, Massive Attack.

Massive Attack are a British musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, United Kingdom, consisting of Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles (“Mush”). Their debut album Blue Lineswas released in 1991, with the single “Unfinished Sympathy” reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME.[1] 1998’s Mezzanine, containing “Teardrop“, and 2003’s 100th Windowcharted in the UK at number one. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer talks to the author of a new book on their story, Melissa Chemam.

This event will have speech to text interpretation.

Where and When.

Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road

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