John Higgs – The KLF, the Band that Burned a Million Pounds

At the height of their fame, the electronic music pioneers The KLF burned a million pounds and disappeared. John Higgs tries to understand why.

John Higgs has joined this podcast to talk about William Blake, James Bond, and the Beatles – and now he’s back with another iconic British cultural export: the electronic band sometimes called The KLF. He’s just released the 10th Anniversary Edition of his book trying to make sense of why they set fire to a million pounds then vanished from public life. His attempt to figure out the answer takes him on a wild ride, with appearances from counterculture icon Robert Anton Wilson, comic book genius Alan Moore, country superstar Tammy Wynette, and a dead sheep.

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