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Lancaster and Morecambe events open young ears to music of the jukebox generation

Brothers Manuel and Alberto Da Costa Pinho enjoying music from the past courtesy of Mirador's jukebox project. Photo by Darren Andrews

The journey into the jukebox generation has begun in Morecambe and Lancaster.

Visitors from an older generation enjoyed music from the '50s and '60s while sharing their memories of the era, and while young people puzzled over how a vintage record player worked!

Jukebox: The Teenage Revolution, was launched at Campus in the City events held at More Music in Morecambe, The Storey and Lancaster Library,

The launch of the project, made possible by National Lottery players, was the first in a series of exciting events taking place on Lancashire’s seaside coast this year.

The next event will be Jukebox Journeys on May 21 from 4-6pm hosted by Lewis’s café in Morecambe.

This will include a talk by Adrian Horn, author of Juke Box Britain, a chance to hear a selection of vinyl records from the '50s and '60s, and an opportunity to share photos, memorabilia and stories from the decades which saw the birth of the teenager.

Below, student India Sidhu using a record player at Mirador's stand at Lancaster University's Campus in the City event at Lancaster Library. Photo by Darren Andrews

There’s no need to book as everyone will be welcome.

The project is by Mirador, the Lancaster-based arts and heritage charity, alongside Lancaster University whose library is a partner in the project supported with a £50,904 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Famous band leader and impresario, Jack Hylton, played an important role in bringing the jukebox to the UK and his archive is held at Lancaster University.

As part of the project, Lancaster University students will capture the voices, views and memories of people who lived through this key period of social change and the University Library will establish an archive to ensure the project has a lasting legacy.

If you have memories of being a teenager in the Fifties and Sixties or photographs from that era, please contact Mirador here. 

Below, Mirador co-founder, Carolyn Primett and engagement officer, Steve Fairclough at the Jukebox project stand at Lancaster University's Campus in the City event at Lancaster Library

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