Different Class : Fashion, Football & Funk The Story of Laurie Cunningham

By Dermot Kavanagh

A biography of England's first professional black footballer, who represented Leyton Orient, West Bromwich Albion and became the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid

Saturday, 12 December 2015

"He was very much a London boy, he was one of ours".

So said the broadcaster Robert Elms about Laurie Cunningham when I was a guest on his BBC Radio London show in July 2013. Elms was a contemporary 1970's soul boy and frequented Crackers the club in Soho where the best dancers would gather each Friday afternoon.He wrote about that time well in his 2005 memoir "The Way We Wore".

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