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Stuff the Jubilee badge; 1977; BA012

Stuff the Jubilee badge; 1977; BA012
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Stuff the Jubilee badge
About this object
The Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II took place in 1977 against a background of rising unemployment and cuts in the public sector. As well as official public celebrations of the monarch’s 25 years on the throne there were significant organised protests and opposition on the left. An alternative ‘People’s Jubilee’ was held at Alexandra Palace in North London, with music provided by Shakin’ Stevens and Aswad. The Sex Pistols punk anthem God Save the Queen was released to coincide with the Jubilee celebrations but received no airplay from the BBC or commercial radio stations. It is still debated whether the record really reached number 1 in the charts on the week of the Queen’s Jubilee, or no.2 as the BBC claimed.
Date Made
1977
Medium and Materials
Metal, paper, clear plastic
Object number
BA012

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