An insider's guide to the seventies.
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.
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
A fresh perspective on the seventies
Miles was pivotal in London counterculture from the 1960s onwards ... captivating
What a long, strange trip it must have been.