The comprehensive guide to British music of the Beat, R and B, Psychedelic and Progressive, eras 1963 - 1976. This is a completely revised and updated version of a book originally published in 1995, when it was nominated as the 4th Best Music Book of '95 by Record Collector, and described as an "impressive 600 page job, that includes more across the board info than most rock encyclopedias" by "Q Magazine". Since then many entries have been rewritten, more have been added, and all have been updated to include relevant releases since 1995. The book covers British rock and pop between 1963-76. It includes full discographies (albums, EPs, singles and retrospectives) for almost all entries as well as personnel details, biographical information, in most cases some comment about the music, compilation listings and an up-to-date rarity scale. A wide range of musical genres are covered: mainstream rock and pop, Merseybeat, R and B, folk, folk-rock, jazz-rock, blues-rock, psychedelia, freakbeat, glam-rock, progressive rock, including many artists who didn't attract the publicity they deserved at the time, and many who've never appeared in music encyclopedias before.
It is profusely illustrated, and includes 12 pages of colour.