Synopses & Reviews
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. Traveling between the underground scenes of London, New York, and California, Barry Miles remembers encounters with the legends of the decade. In the Seventies is a memoir that challenges modern perceptions of the Seventies with great anecdotes featuring a larger than life cast of characters.
Barry Miles is the author of the bestseller Hippie and has written biographies of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg in addition to books on The Beatles and The Clash.
Sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll in the 1970s - encounters with the legends of the decade
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 as well as a general history of London's counter-culture since 1945 London Calling.