The sixties raged. I was young, crazy, full of hormones and wanting to snatch life by the balls. There was a life out there for the grabbing and it had to be wrestled into submission. There was a society full of boring amoral crap and a life to be had in the face of the boring, comforting vision of slow death on offer. Rock music vented all that passion. This book is a memoir of a life spent immer...
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 14, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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I think I'm too young for this book. Which is funny, because I'm 45 years old, for Christ's sake. My hair and beard are full-on grey. I'm an old man, as far as I'm concerned. But this book makes me feel I'm a bloody spring chicken. Because of the 60'...
Music. I was born in 1949 and so lived through the whole gamut of Rock. Rock music formed the background to momentous world events – the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Iraq war, Watergate, the miners’ strike and Thatcher years, CND, the Green Movement, Mao and the Cultural Revolution, Women’s Liberation and the Cold War. I see this as the Rock Era. I was immersed in Rock music. It was fused into my personality. It informed me, transformed me and inspired me. My heroes were musicians. I am who I am because of them. Without Rock Music I would not have the same sensibilities, optimism or ideals. They woke me up! This tells that story.