Kenny Forbes is a Lecturer in Commercial Music. His research concentrates on live music, music festivals, liveness, locality, music-related copyright and popular music history. A graduate of the Commercial Music programme at UWS, Kenny subsequently achieved an M.Litt in Popular Music Studies and PhD in Music, both awarded by the University of Glasgow. His PhD, which was focused on the ‘legendary’ status held by the Glasgow Apollo venue (1973-85), was the subject of considerable media interest. The author of several publications, Kenny is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, as well as being a member of the International Association of the Study of Popular Music and the Royal Musical Association.