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" Rockers! Kings of the Road "- Excellent!, 8 Mar. 2005
Rockers! Kings of the Road
The allegedly most shop-lifted book in London bookshops! " Rockers! ... Kings of the Road " is part socio-historical documentary, part style-bible, part-arthouse coffee table book; it has given birth to new generations of Rockers the World over.
By far the most complete and accurate book on the subject filled with fantastic photographs and archive graphics.
Written by a totally committed and highly informed expert on the subject, this is not the usual biker exploitation / pulp fiction shallow or condescending cr*p you normally find written by some bozo of a journalist that has never gotten his fingernails dirty or kick started a four-stroke once in his life. It is as close to a Bible as the Rocker / biker world will get.
Researched at length and detail, Johnny met and spoke many of the original characters, trawled the picture libraries for all the best period photos and found many kept by original rockers from the 60s. It is warm, respectful and pretty damned accurate.
Quite frankly, it is so good that no one ever bothered to try and write another and although it was writtenin the 80s, it still sells all around the world today. Timeless.