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In The Seventies

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Non-Fiction, Popular Culture & Music

In The Seventies

Adventures in the Counter-Culture

Barry Miles

An insider's guide to the seventies.

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847654946 (1 Sep 2011)

About the book

Beginning with the Weathermen explosion in Greenwich Village and ending with punk, the seventies was the age of extremes; sex, drugs and, of course, rock 'n' roll.

With an extraordinary cast of characters, and even more extraordinary anecdotes, In The Seventies tells, firsthand, the story - and stories - of the decade. From Allen Ginsberg's hippie commune in upstate New York to the time Miles spent cataloguing William Burroughs' archives in London, from David Bowie in drag to Grace Jones naked at Studio 54, it's all here.

Vivid, compelling, intimate and, sometimes, insane, Barry Miles reveals the truth behind this legendary era.

About the author

Barry Miles is an English writer, luminary of the sixties underground and businessman. In the 1960s, he was co-owner of the Indica Gallery and helped start the International Times. Miles has written biographies of McCartney, Lennon, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg, in addition to books on The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Clash, and a general history of London's counter-culture since 1945, London Calling.


An excellent new book of reminiscences by the counter-culture-mover-and-shaker Barry Miles ... candid behind-the-scenes revelation and madcap humour ... highly entertaining

- Daily Telegraph

A fresh perspective on the seventies

- Elle

Miles was pivotal in London counterculture from the 1960s onwards ... captivating

- Metro

Essential reading

- Roz Kaveney, TLS

What a long, strange trip it must have been.

- Liz Thomson, Independent

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Non-Fiction, Popular Culture & Music