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Rock Odyssey : A Chronicle of the Sixties - Ian Whitcomb

Rock Odyssey

A Chronicle of the Sixties

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780879101824
Number Of Pages: 394

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In 1965, Ian Whitcomb's novelty rocker "You Turn Me On" was number eight on the national charts, along with entries from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys. In 1966 he was nowheresville - a certified rock 'n' roll flash in the pan. It is, then, with a survivor's humor that he tells both his and rock's story from its beginnings in the late fifties to 1969, the year of Woodstock and psychedelic dreams of universal peace and love. Here is the saga of the British Invasion, the genesis of folk rock, the blooming of Flower Power, the Summer of Love and the inner workings of the pop music biz, brought to life by a true insider who is also an uninhibitedly acute observer.

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"A thorough and engrossing history of the mid-60s rock scene... that mixes first-hand impressions with meticulous scholarship. Whitcomb's colourful and precise descriptions of the music are impressive, and his pop sociology is acute... Rock Odyssey is the best written personal chronicle we have of the period..." -- New York Times Book Review.

ISBN: 9780879101824
ISBN-10: 0879101822
Series: Limelight
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.88 x 13.64  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.5

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