Revolt Into Style: The Pop Arts

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Anchor Books, 1971 - CAS HI 250 - 270 pages

'The first serious attempt to analyse pop culture by someone who was part of it.' Julian Mitchell, "Guardian"

The redoubtable GeorgeMelly (1926-2007): flamboyant jazz singer, sexually ambiguous raconteur, prodigiously gifted critic. In the early sixties, at the birth of what we now recognise as the pop revolution, Mellybegan work as a broadsheet journalist, commenting upon this new cultural phenomenon.Revoltinto Style (1970) is his first-hand account of those turbulent and exciting years when all things creative - whether music, fashion, film, art or literature - were changed utterly.

Central to the book are The Beatles - the epitome of the swinging sixties - who charted the decade's changes and about whose significance the Liverpudlian Melly had a special feel and insight. Alongside the Fab Four is a large cast of movers and shakers, of wannabes and taste-makers, all dissected by Melly's surgical mind.

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A remarkably clear-eyed vision of the pop culture of the 1960s written over the last few years of the decade. Melly’s great triumph is to understand the nature of pop culture as it evolved in that ... Read full review

Contents

SECTION ONE POP MUSIC
21
SECTION TWO VISUAL POP
141
SECTION THREE FILM TV RADIO
175
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About the author (1971)

George Melly (1926-2007) was born in Liverpool and educated at Stowe School. He was called up in 1944, where he joined the navy, primarily on account of his preferring the uniform to those of the other services. After the war, he established himself variously as a critic, surrealist, jazz musician, writer and raconteur, all to great success. The world is a little less colourful without him.

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