Simon Frith

Simon Webster Frith OBE (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture. He is Tovey Chair of Music at University of Edinburgh.
He is the author of 'Sound Effects: Youth, Leisure, and the Politics of Rock 'n' Roll' (Pantheon, 1981), 'Art into Pop' (Methuen, 1987, with Howard Horne), the collection 'Music for Pleasure' (Routledge, 1988), and 'Performing Rites: The Aesthetics of Popular Music' (Harvard, 1996).

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