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This is the compelling story of the group that gave alternative London its first real soundtrack and launched on the rock world a radical combination of music, light shows and pyrotechnic stage effects.
This is Pink Floyd : The Early Years, a revealing diary of the bands daily routine, from their roots in Cambridge to cult status in Sixties London.
Here is an intimate portrait of a legendary group on the rise. Author Barry Miles saw the band play when they were still called The Pink Floyd Sound, and he wrote the first ever article about them for a New York underground newspaper in 1966.
Miles watched them progress from being an R&B covers band to become the legendary musical force that would create one of the most successful albums of all time - 'The Dark Side of the Moon.'
He also knew the band members socially, witnessed the rapid decline of Syd Barrett and became actively involved in setting up some of the Floyd's major gigs.
Here then is the authentic and compelling story of the group that gave alternative London its first real soundtrack - and launched on the rock world a radical combination of music, light shows and pyrotechnic stage effects.
About the Author
Barry Miles is an acclaimed music writer and expert on 'Beat' poetry and poets. A founder of the Indica bookshop and gallery in the Sixties, he went on to launch International Times and write for NME. he ghost-wrote Many Years From Now, Paul McCartney's autobiography and has written books on The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Frank Zappa. He divides his time between London and Perpignan.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.89 x 7.27 x 0.32
Weight (kg): 0.404
Edition Number: 1