There are any number of books or articles covering Newcastle in the 60,s but a lot of them fall short as they never seem to match up to my re-collections of the time but this just hits the spot perfectly. A tremendous book with matching photos that highlight the times, shops, fashion and music in and around 'the toon' and it brought back memories as though it was yesterday that Marcus Price etc was the place to shop and the Go Go was the club to see the likes of Zoot Money, Hendrix, Chris Farlowe and the Stones not to mention an 'attempted' live LP with Garnett Mimms - whatever happened to that? B & W photos are always perfect at identifying the scenes and atmosphere and they are at their best in this publication - I have no doubt that anything of my ilk will find their kids looking through this to see what we 'got up to' in those days when we were in our teens! Looking at the ticket stubs I can recall being at some of the gigs and can even recognise a couple of faces from the book. A real gem worthy of purchase by anyone who knocked around the town in those years and who has seen the town change (not always for the better - it is not just a case of 'living in the past' but more of a remembering the past. Life did exist before the Academy, the Cluny and Eldon Square - honest! Just buy it and make sure all the family read it.
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A great success as a present for my father who was grew up in Newcastle and was there at the first play of The Animals' House pf the Rising Sun. It's brought back some great memories of him and helped me to have a really special time with my Dad,.
I was only a Child in the 60s so I can't be the judge of this although i do have some good memories of 60s Newcastle and the 60s in general. I bought a few copies as gifts for older relatives with a clearer and personal memory of the era they all said they found it hard to put the book down. Enough said.