Margaret Thatcher is Dead, So Let's Listen to Music
April 8, 2013 at 5:31PM
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died today at the age of 87, and perhaps the best way to celebrate note her death is with music. Flip through the music magazines of the era—NME, Melody Maker, even Smash Hits—and you’ll be astonished by the number of references to Thatcherism (do they even mention David Cameron these days?), with musicians organizing the unfortunately-named pressure group “Red Wedge,” organized by musician Billy Bragg and former Jam frontman Paul Weller, to oppose Thatcher’s rule.