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White bicycles : making music in the 1960s

Author: Joe Boyd
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s is the memoir of music producer Joe Boyd. More than any previous sixties music autobiography, Boyd's offers the real story of what it was like to be there at the time. As well as the sixties heavy-hitters, this book also offers vivid portraits of a host of other 1960s musicians.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyd, Joe, 1942-
White bicycles.
London : Serpent's Tail, 2006
(OCoLC)989693611
Named Person: Joe Boyd; Joe Boyd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Boyd
ISBN: 9781852429102 1852429100 9781852424893 1852424893
OCLC Number: 77272335
Description: 282 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "Joe Boyd's first proper job at 21 was bringing Muddy Waters to Britain in 1964. When Dylan went electric at Newport the following year, Boyd was the stage manager. His first session as a record producer was Eric Clapton's original 'Crossroads'. A year later, he had produced Pink Floyd's first single and installed them in the UFO Club, the heart of psychedelic London in 1967. With the help of the Incredible String Band, Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention, he arranged the brief but intense marriage between pop music and British folk. He discovered, produced and managed Nick Drake. He loved the Swedish songwriters he heard on a trip to Stockholm in 1970 --
two years before they created ABBA --
but not enough to turn down a job in California where he produced soundtracks for Deliverance and A Clockwork Orange and the definitive documentary on Jimi Hendrix." --
BOOK JACKET.
Responsibility: Joe Boyd.

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As a memoir of the enchanted Sixties, White Bicycles is among the elite. It isn't just that Boyd was among the era's movers and shakers, he has a rare recall of events ('I never got too stoned,' he Read more...

 
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