"No other city has music under its skin in the way that London has. London s music, at once so suggestive of place and so often observational, is very much from its streets. From Elizabethan street traders and public execution songs, to the Beggar's Opera and East End music halls, right up to modern-day troubadours such as Dizzee Rascal and Amy Winehouse, In the City charts the rich musical inheritance of London and the many styles and characters that have helped to define it. London is the city of ethnic immigrant music, West End classics such as Oliver! and Mary Poppins, Ronnie Scott s famous nightclub, Mod culture, and the Beatles and the Rolling Stones who both transformed the city and were in turn transformed by it. Du Noyer also covers the London visits of international artists such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Paul Simon, who also felt the city s influence. He explores its native talent too, from Gilbert & Sullivan and David Bowie to the punk movement of the Sex Pistols an"