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Pop Rock Icons


The two decades of freedom and creativity that were the 1960s and 1970s are captured in this book with photos by iconic photographers of the day, and text by top French music writer Philippe Margotin. Exploring pop rock icons from the Beatles to Bowie.

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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.

“A beautiful book for fans of Rock 60’s & 70’s. Behind a fairly common brood hides a splendid collection of photographs of rock icons of the 60’s and 70’s. We meet among others Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, the Yardbirds.The book is recommended to fans of British Rock but also to those who are interested in the fashion of the 60’s.”  ***** -Nicolas Coupannec, Bookseller at Decitre
“Book with nice photos that makes a great Christmas present for my husband.” ***** -Valerie c fnac