An Evening with Eddy Grant

British Library, London.

An Evening with Eddy Grant

Friday 26 April 19:00 – 21:00  

A musical legend in conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, in a special event to launch the Beyond the Bassline season.  

In Person Admission

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
ADMISSION £16.00 (£16.00)
MEMBER £10.00 (£10.00)
CONCESSION £8.00 (£8.00)
*Concession includes students/18-25/registered unemployed
DISABLED £8.00 (£8.00)
DISABLED CARER £0.00 (£0.00)
SENIOR 60+ £14.00 (£14.00)

Online Tickets

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity
ONLINE £6.50 (£6.50)
ONLINE - MEMBER £3.25 (£3.25)
ONLINE - CONCESSION £3.25 (£3.25)
*Concession includes under 26/student/unwaged/disabled.

More information about An Evening with Eddy Grant tickets

This event will take place in the British Library Knowledge Centre Pigott Theatre and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical) or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links for the online version will be sent out shortly before the event. 

Eddy Grant has had a highly prolific musical career spanning nearly six decades and that has expanded the possibilities of rock and pop, funk, reggae, soca and even electronic experimentation.

Born in Guyana, he moved to north London in 1960 and as a teenager formed the pioneering multi-racial pop/rock outfit The Equals, best known for the classic, Baby, Come Back.  

After several years when he set up his own record label, pressing plant and recording studio Eddy once again achieved success with ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and ‘Living on the Frontline’ and the international stardom with ‘I Don’t Wanna Dance’ and ‘Electric Avenue’ from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. He has been based since that time in Barbados where he has continued to record, and his Blue Wave studio has welcomed the likes of The Rolling Stones, Sting and Elvis Costello. 

At this special Classic Album Sundays event Eddy talks to DJ and radio host Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy about this long career, with vinyl playbacks of some of his greatest tracks, inspirations and overlooked gems.  

Part of the programme accompanying the British Library exhibition Beyond the Bassline: 500 Years of Black British Music (26 April – 26 August). 

Discounts are available for BL Members and half-price tickets for students and under 26s 

Doors and Bar open at 18:00. If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. 

Classic Album Sundays founded by Colleen Murphy, tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and our lives. Not always on Sundays, it is the world’s most popular album listening event. 


Image of Eddy Grant by Nigel Wallace   

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