It was all country and western music when I was growing up at home. If you put a Charlie Pride CD on, every member of my family would be able to sing along.

Wesley Enoch Wesley Enoch. Photo © Darren Thomas

He was big for two reasons – the style of music that he represented but also the idea of a black role model that he embodied. That was a huge thing. Our car had one of those big 80-track tape players and we’d listen to Merle Haggard, Slim Dusty and Johnny Cash. That ilk. My parents, they’re only 20 years older than I am, so their nostalgia for music they grew up with played out in my childhood. I remember one record of 60s music from that time which was scratched to buggery. We had one of those big stereos, wooden, built in with the speakers and the radio, and on top...

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