LONDON’S SWINGIN’ 60S AND 70S REVISITED
by Philippe Margotin
with a foreword by David Sinclair
The fuse was lit by the Beatles with their Mersey sound in Liverpool. In London, the Rolling Stones played the blues as if their lives depended on it. Then came the Yardbirds, the Who, the Kinks, heralding inventive prog rock bands like Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, unleashing the fury of heavy metal with bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. As the 70s progressed, the androgyny of David Bowie and bands like T-Rex launched glam rock to the world.
These two decades of freedom and creativity are captured in this book with photos by the best photographers, and text by top French music writer Philippe Margotin.
About the Authors
Philippe Margotin is a music specialist, novelist, consultant and former editor at Universal/Polygram Kiosks. He has written several well-regarded music biographies (The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, etc.) and books about music including the internationally bestselling collection All The Songs.
David Sinclair has been a musician since the 1970s and a music journalist since the 1980s. As chief rock and pop correspondent of The Times of London and a contributor to Rolling Stone, Billboard, Q magazine and many others, he was fortunate to see and meet many of the bands and stars who came up through the London gig circuit of the 1960s. www.davidsinclairfour.com