Revolt Into Style: The Pop Arts
'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
SECTION ONE POP MUSIC
SECTION TWO VISUAL POP
SECTION THREE FILM TV RADIO
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