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In the Sixties (Signature Edition)

In the Sixties (Signature Edition)

Barry Miles

In 1962 Barry Miles was a student at Cheltenham art school. In 1969 he was running the Beatles’ Zapple label and living in New York’s Chelsea Hotel. In between, Miles was a major force in founding the UK’s counter-culture, and active in every significant underground event of the decade.

This edition of In the Sixties illustrates Miles’ story using personal and long unseen images of London in the 1960s, including photographs and drawings from pre-Beatles Britain to the post-psychedelic era.

This Signature edition of the book is signed by the author and is presented in a hard slipcase. Also included are unexpurgated sound recordings of interviews conducted by Miles with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Townshend in 1967, with Mick Jagger in 1968, and John Lennon in 1969—which was never published. In all this totals approximately 5 hours of interviews on a data CD.

About the author

Barry Miles is the author of more than 50 books, among them best-selling biographies of major counter-cultural figures William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, Frank Zappa and Charles Bukowski. In The Sixties is his first autobiographical book. He lives in London and France.

Press reviews

Right at the epicentre of a cultural earthquake.

Sunday Times

Miles was doing what a lot of other people were doing; but he was also taking notes.

The Guardian

He really was there, man, and that is more than most of us can say.

The Observer

One of the most reliable and informative books on this hugely influential era.



392 pages
Trim page size (H × W)
249 mm × 200 mm
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