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We Laughed - Billy Bragg

The Artists

Maxine Edgington

photo of maxine in black and whiteMaxine Edgington didn't know she was an artist until she started writing a song lyric about laughter with Billy Bragg.

Visit Maxine's online diary at www.maxiedgington.co.uk.

The Songwriter

billy and veronica photo Billy Bragg is a British singer songwriter who first came to prominence in 1983 with his debut album, 'Life's a Riot'. Since then he has become one of the country's best known and best loved popular musicians. Dubbed Britain's finest rock poet by the British music paper, NME, Billy's high quality songwriting shuns the glossy values traditionally associated with pop music.

Apart from his music and his sense of humour, Billy is also well known for his personal commitment to political and humanitarian issues. He says he was politicised by Margaret Thatcher, and his experiences while actively supporting the British mining communities during the Miners Strike of 1984/85 proved a strong early influence. http://www.billybragg.co.uk

The Rosetta Life artist

photo of Catherine Batten Catherine Batten is Rosetta Life artist-in-residence at Trimar Hospice, Weymouth, where she developed We Laughed with Maxine and Billy Bragg.

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