Beginning with the Weathermen explosion in Greenwich Village and ending with punk, the Seventies was the age of extremes, sex, drugs and, of course, rock 'n' roll. Traveling between the underground scenes of London, New York, and California, Barry Miles remembers encounters with the legends of the decade. In the Seventies is a memoir that challenges modern perceptions of the Seventies with great anecdotes featuring a larger than life cast of characters.
Barry Miles is the author of the bestseller Hippie and has written biographies of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg in addition to books on The Beatles and The Clash.
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Barry Miles is an English writer, luminary of the sixties underground and businessman. In the 1960s, he was co-owner of the Indica Gallery and helped start the International Times. Miles has written biographies of McCartney, Lennon, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg, in addition to books on The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Clash as well as a general history of London's counter-culture since 1945 London Calling.Review:
A fresh perspective on the seventies -- Alex Heminsley Elle An excellent new book of reminiscences by the counter-culture-mover-and-shaker Barry Miles... a reliable commentator on the hippie lore of that period... candid behind-the-scenes revelation and madcap humour... highly entertaining. -- Andrew Perry Daily Telegraph Miles was pivotal in London counterculture from the 1960s onwards ... his extensive memories of Burroughs captivatingly recreate the author's temporary life as a gentleman of St James's in London ... captivating -- Ben Felsenburg Metro Essential reading -- Roz Kaveney TLS What a long, strange trip it must have been. -- Liz Thomson Independent There's rarely a dull moment here. -- Mark Paytress Mojo Miles had an inside track on the burgeoning US scene, chronicling the impact of New York poets and punks... An engaging memoir -- Mick Houghton Record Collector
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Descripción Serpent's Tail. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1846686903 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0775421