Bev Stapleton

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History teacher with an obsessive interest in a wide range of music

Some time in 1969 I started listening randomly to the radio and became absorbed. The rock music of the early 70s led me to the frontiers of jazz (thank you Soft Machine), classical (thank you Prog-Rockers) and folk music (thank you Fairport). From that point on exploring new musical genres became compulsive. In jazz I'm especially interested in current British and European music. I also enjoy English, Irish and Scandanavian folk music, early 20th century classical music (especially the British composers of that period) and left-field country music. The rock music of the 60s and early 70s continues to excite me; and I've recently grown curious about the wider musical world that falls under the 'World' umbrella.

In the spare time I have left over from listening to music I teach History to 11-18 year olds. Having just hit 50 I have inevitably turned to gardening. That wonderful invention, the CD walkperson, makes it possible to dig holes and listen to music. Life is good!

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