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John Mostyn's impact on music and Birmingham's cultural tapestry

John Mostyn is a pivotal figure in the West Midlands music scene.

We were lucky to catch up with the incomparable music manager who shared stories from his days promoting iconic bands including The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals.

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He shared his insights into the cultural impact of two-tone music, discussing its role in bringing together black and white communities and shaping societal change.

Mostyn also reflects on his deep connection to Birmingham, a city that became his adopted home and provided a stage for his extraordinary career. He said: “It was the most exciting time of my life, we shared the politics. We shared a love of dancing, and I know we brought black and white people together - black and white youngsters together - in a way that hadn't happened before.” Watch the full video interview above.

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