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ISBN13: 9781852429102
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When Muddy Waters came to London at the start of the 1960s, a kid from Boston called Joe Boyd was his tour manager; when Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, Joe Boyd was plugging in his guitar; when the summer of love got going, Joe Boyd was running UFO, the coolest club in London; when a bunch of club regulars called Pink Floyd recorded their first single, Joe Boyd was the producer; when a young songwriter named Nick Drake wanted to give his demo tape to someone, he chose Joe Boyd.

More than any previous sixties music autobiography, Joe Boyd's White Bicycles offers the real story of what it was like to be there at the time. As well as the sixties heavy-hitters, this book also offers wonderfully vivid portraits of a whole host of other musicians: everyone from the great jazzman Coleman Hawkins to the folk diva Sandy Denny, Lonnie Johnson to Eric Clapton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Fairport Convention.

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"This is the best book about music I've read in years, and a gripping piece of social history." Brian Eno

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"A brisk, wised-up and highly entertaining consideration of a crucial musical epoch's many facets." Kirkus Reviews

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The essential memoir of the 60s music scene from a man who remembers it.

Synopsis:

“This is the best book about music I’ve read in years, and a gripping piece of social history.”—Brian Eno

When Muddy Waters came to London at the start of the 1960s, a kid from Boston called Joe Boyd was his tour manager; when Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, Joe Boyd was plugging in his guitar; when the summer of love got going, Joe Boyd was running UFO, the coolest club in London; when a bunch of club regulars called Pink Floyd recorded their first single, Joe Boyd was the producer; when a young songwriter named Nick Drake wanted to give his demo tape to someone, he chose Joe Boyd.

More than any previous sixties music autobiography, Joe Boyd’s White Bicycles offers the real story of what it was like to be there at the time. As well as the sixties heavy-hitters, this book also offers wonderfully vivid portraits of a whole host of other musicians: everyone from the great jazzman Coleman Hawkins to the folk diva Sandy Denny, Lonnie Johnson to Eric Clapton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Fairport Convention.

Record and film producer Joe Boyd was born in Boston in 1942 and graduated from Harvard in 1964. He went on to produce Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M., and many others. He produced the documentary Jimi Hendrix and the film Scandal. In 1980 he started Hannibal Records and ran it for twenty years. He lives in London.

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Record and film producer Joe Boyd was born in Boston in 1942 and graduated from Harvard in 1964. He went on to produce Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M., and many others. He produced the documentary Jimi Hendrix and the film Scandal. In 1980 he started Hannibal Records and ran it for twenty years. He lives in London.

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lukas, May 15, 2007 (view all comments by lukas)
Even if Joe Boyd isn't a household name, he was an essential figure in the 1960s music scene. He began by producing blues/folk package tours, did the sound for Dylan's infamous electric show @ Newport, and settled in England, where he worked with early Pink Floyd and many of the key figures in the British folk movement. He is perhaps most famous for discovering and producing Nick Drake, but he also produced seminal albums for Fairport Convention, the Incredible String Band, and the newly ressurgent Vashti Bunyan. Boyd was at the heart of a fascinating time in music and his memoir is full of rich anecdotes, related in a low-key, conversational style. Unlike so many books about the 60s, Boyd is refreshing in his avoidance of myth-making or potheaded nostalgia, offering a vivid, good natured, concise portrait of the music, the musicians, and the context.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781852429102
Author:
Boyd, Joe
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Rock
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 12 oz

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"Review" by , "This is the best book about music I've read in years, and a gripping piece of social history."
"Review" by , "A brisk, wised-up and highly entertaining consideration of a crucial musical epoch's many facets."
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The essential memoir of the 60s music scene from a man who remembers it.
"Synopsis" by ,

“This is the best book about music I’ve read in years, and a gripping piece of social history.”—Brian Eno

When Muddy Waters came to London at the start of the 1960s, a kid from Boston called Joe Boyd was his tour manager; when Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, Joe Boyd was plugging in his guitar; when the summer of love got going, Joe Boyd was running UFO, the coolest club in London; when a bunch of club regulars called Pink Floyd recorded their first single, Joe Boyd was the producer; when a young songwriter named Nick Drake wanted to give his demo tape to someone, he chose Joe Boyd.

More than any previous sixties music autobiography, Joe Boyd’s White Bicycles offers the real story of what it was like to be there at the time. As well as the sixties heavy-hitters, this book also offers wonderfully vivid portraits of a whole host of other musicians: everyone from the great jazzman Coleman Hawkins to the folk diva Sandy Denny, Lonnie Johnson to Eric Clapton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Fairport Convention.

Record and film producer Joe Boyd was born in Boston in 1942 and graduated from Harvard in 1964. He went on to produce Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M., and many others. He produced the documentary Jimi Hendrix and the film Scandal. In 1980 he started Hannibal Records and ran it for twenty years. He lives in London.

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