‘Crippled with nerves’: popular music and polio, with particular reference to Ian Dury

@article{McKay2009CrippledWN,
  title={‘Crippled with nerves’: popular music and polio, with particular reference to Ian Dury},
  author={George McKay},
  journal={Popular Music},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={341 - 365}
}
  • G. McKay
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • History
  • Popular Music
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