Dr Peter Mills is one of the speakers at "Popular Music in Leeds" day on Saturday March 24th at the old Broadcasting House on Woodhouse Lane in Leeds.

The talk is open to everyone who'd like to come along, prices and further info can be found on the Leeds metropolitan website (link at the bottom).

Peter's talk on Jake and Leeds will be the second one on, around 11 til noon, and then he's planning on showing something Jake-related in the lunch hour so people can watch it if they want.

The whole day should be very interesting, especially for those from Leeds.

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The DVD of the BBC series 'Jake Thackray and Songs' is now available to buy online via Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/JakeDVD

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'Jake Thackray and Songs', broadcast in 1981, captures him at the height of his powers; it paints an intimate portrait of Jake as a live artist, playing to audiences in the small venues where he felt most comfortable.

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