Essentially this is a coffee table book. It's expensive (fortunately, I obtained a 'warehouse' copy for a fiver) and while it captures a moment in time it's definitely for completists only and at Amazon's normal prices is poor vfm.
Mankowicz is interesting enough but not essential. Bill Wyman's recollections do not appear to be supported by other sources. Would the Rolling Stones ever gone to see Jimmy James in the Village? I don't think his first gig in England was as late as 1967 nor in Bromley, Kent, try October 1966 Scotch of St James.
Good photos, though.
on 24 December 2012
Not just another book of Jimi photo's but a social historical document of the times. There's a great pic of the Yardbirds at the front with a view of a guy in a bowler hat through Keith Relf's legs, for me, an absolutely fantastic shot. Gered Mankowitz's pics speak for themselves and this is a worthy volume for anyone's Jimi or Sixties collection.