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In the seventies : adventures in the counter-culture

Author: Barry Miles
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the Weathermen explosion in Greenwich Village and ending with punk, the Seventies was the age of extremes, sex, drugs and, of course, rock 'n' roll. Traveling between the underground scenes of London, New York, and California, Barry Miles remembers encounters with the legends of the decade. In the Seventies is a memoir that challenges modern perceptions of the Seventies with great anecdotes featuring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Miles
ISBN: 9781846686900 1846686903 9781847654946 1847654940
OCLC Number: 751056882
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1970 Off with a bang --
1970 Allen Ginsberg's hippy commune --
1970 The summer people --
1970 Chelsea days --
1971 The golden west --
1971 Big Sur --
1971 Desert days --
1972 With William Seward Burroughs in St James's --
1972 A condition of treason --
1973 A visit to Wilhelm Reich's Orgonon --
1973 Harry Smith at the Chelsea --
1973 The Mercer Street Arts Theater --
1974 Bananas --
1976 Rock 'n' roll --
1976 Punk --
1978 On the Bowery.
Other Titles: Adventures in the counterculture
Responsibility: Barry Miles.

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Tells the story of London and New York during the seventies, the decade that is often written off as one long hangover after the exuberance of the sixties. This title challenges modern perceptions of  Read more...

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An excellent new book of reminiscences by the counter-culture-mover-and-shaker Barry Miles ... candid behind-the-scenes revelation and madcap humour ... highly entertaining * Daily Telegraph * A Read more...

 
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