Richard Middleton (musicologist)

Richard Middleton FBA is Emeritus Professor of Music at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also the founder and co-ordinating editor of the journal Popular Music.


Middleton studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the University of York, where his PhD was supervised by Wilfrid Mellers.


Middleton previously taught at the University of Birmingham and the Open University. He was appointed to his present position in 1998.

In 2004 Professor Middleton was elected to a Fellowship by the British Academy.

Middleton retired from his post at Newcastle in 2005.



  • Pop Music and the Blues: A Study of the Relationship and Its Significance. London: Gollancz, 1972. ISBN 0-575-01442-3.
  • Studying Popular Music. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-335-15276-7.
  • Voicing the Popular: On the Subjects of Popular Music. London: Routledge, 2006. ISBN 978-0-415-97590-2.

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List of Newcastle University people

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List of alumni of the University of York

This is a list of alumni of the University of York, listed in alphabetical order by surname. The University of York, founded in 1963, has among its alumni many who have become notable, including at least fifteen Members of the United Kingdom Parliament, five members of the House of Lords, two Members of the Scottish Parliament, one Member of the European Parliament and several ministers of non-UK governments. The university is also represented by alumni educated in the liberal arts such as English literature, social sciences, economics, philosophy, medieval history, and music. More recently, due to expansion into areas of technology, it has also produced notable computer scientists.

Richard Middleton

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Richard Barham Middleton (1882–1911), British poet and ghost story writer

Richard Middleton (priest) (died 1641), Anglican Dean of St David's

Richard Middleton (musicologist), English musicologist and academic

Richard Middleton (political agent) (1846–1905), English Conservative activist

Rick Middleton (born 1953), ice hockey player

Rick Middleton (American football) (born 1951), former American football player

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