Covid-19 reading

I started reading this book during the first days of the Covid-19 shutdown. I remember someone recommending it on a podcast some months ago. It’s a wonderful trawl through the glory days of UK pop and rock music of the 1960s and 70s. It all seems so far away now. Buried deep in the nostalgic glow of another century. Full of names of groups and songs that meant so much to me when I was growing up. The author, Simon Napier Bell , gives center stage to the creativity and showbiz talent of the gay entrepreneurs and band managers of that era. He also gives credit to the role played by acid and other drugs in the forming of the soundtrack that shaped so many people’s lives. It was an awakening of sorts. It’s energy still echoes in shards, through the prism of the decades it begat.

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