Days in the Life : Voices from the English Underground, 1961-71, Paperback

Days in the Life : Voices from the English Underground, 1961-71 Paperback

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'Jonothan Green offers a time trip from late-fifties CND, beatniks and bop to the threshold of our own decade's designer revolutionaries and style warriors...His chosen form is the oral history pioneered by Studs Terkel in which cross-cut voices recount a shared experience or epoch...what anecdotes!' - "Guardian".

Green has collected 101 quintessential sixties groovers and lovingly teased out their memories, all of them refreshingly self-critical and remarkably sharpened by hindsight' - "Glasgow Herald". 'This is the first publication I've seen on the 1960s to address all closely the question: how did it feel in that dawn to be alive? ...An action packed tapestry of illuminating flashbacks' - "Spectator".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780712666657



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I loved this book. It starts off quite slowly as there's quite a bit on the roots of all the amazing changes in the sixties but once it get's going it's kaleidoscopic and give a really great insight into the era. Every time I read a good tome about the sixties I realise just how unoriginal so much that followed was. I include punk rock in this. To me - at the time - as a 14 year old in 1976 it seemed the most exciting and novel thing ever. I now realise that so much was initiated by people who were steeped in 60s culture and much was a rehash of what had gone before.Read it and learn!