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wow a compelling read - a gig with the 50s and early 60s
on 21 June 2001
As soon as I started reading this book I fell in love with it. You know when you enjoy a book because you bug people during those brief moments of silence (when you have to put the book down) over a drink or over dinner with 'in this book I'm reading so and so did....' and I was continually doing this from the very first chapter.
Not only does it give a clear insight to the music scene and industry of the late 50s and especially the 60s you also get an idea of Britain in the 50s with its rigid class structure and ration books. I was starry eyed with the description of the energy and the forth coming youth movement about to interupt onto starch shirted Britain of the early 60s. With its description of the Quant scene, the break through of the Beatles, the description of jazz, r&b and the happening London clubs of the time.
Absolute Beginners - absolutely fab4
Whatever you may know about or feel about ALO you have to admire and be gob smacked with the acheivements of one who was so very young.
Andrew I take my hat to you my son.