Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club together with the Eastern Front Soundsystem are thrilled to welcome MARSHALL JEFFERSON to the London Borough of Culture.
MARSHALL JEFFERSON will be talking about his long-awaited book Diary of a DJ a history lesson in House Music. It tells the story of growing up in 1960’s and 1970’s Chicago at a time where there was racial tension and violent gangs. It was because of this that a small group of music loving young males decided to start up their own parties and make a new kind of music that kept the gang people away. One of the clubs that opened in Chicago was called the Warehouse and it was this that House took its name from. Marshall explains how by the mid-80’s he was making music along with a handful of other guys from Chicago and how this music caught the attention of young people in the UK and helped ignite what became known as Acid House and Rave. Marshal tells the story how House music developed and took over the world and how he produced and made music, what inspired his songs, and how he has worked with most of the biggest names in the dance music world. He also describes how dance music has changed and evolved and explains how he has contributed to it across his 40 years in the music industry.
Marshall is one of the Godfathers of House Music and one of the pioneers of House Music. With over 50 releases, including house anthems like Move Your Body, Time Marches On and Mushrooms and productions works with Kym Mazelle, Ten City, Ce Ce Rogers, Tom Tom Cub and Duran Duran. Diary of a DJ is Marshall's first book
Marshall will be in conversation with writer Ian 'Snowy' Snowball. ‘Snowy’ has written books on The Jam, The Who, Oasis, Paul Weller and several novels including Specific State '89, which was a collaboration with Centreforce Radio. Ian assisted Marshall in writing Diary of a DJ and so far has had three Amazon Number One Best Selling books.
Helping us explore the past, present and future of House we will have DJ sets from on of the UK’s house pioneers Dave Congreve (Soma Records/Rotters Gold Club) and the Eastern Front Soundsystem crew.