There's a Riot Going on

There's a Riot Going on : Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of 60s Counter-culture

By (author) Peter Doggett


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Between 1965 and 1972, political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution, from the Black Panthers to the Gay Liberation Front, from the Yippies to the IRA. Rock and soul music supplied the revolutionary tide with anthems and iconic imagery; and renowned musicians such as John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan were particularly influential in the movement. This is the definitive account of this unique period in modern history; a compelling portrait of an era when revolutionaries turned into rock stars, and rock stars dressed up as revolutionaries.

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 48mm | 662.24g
  • 06 Nov 2008
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports
  • 1847671144
  • 9781847671141
  • 692,938

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Peter Doggett is one of the UK's leading rock writers and journalists. He was editor of Record Collector magazine for fifteen years, and currently writes for Mojo and Q among others. His most recent book is Are You Ready for the Country? (Viking), an authoritative history of country rock. He has also written biographies of John Lennon and Lou Reed.

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"'An extraordinary book...Doggett emerges triumphant. Grab a copy - By Any Means Necessary.' (5 stars)-Mojo * 'Peter Doggett's weighty tome is a treasure trove of countercultural anecdotes and reportage.' - New Statesman * 'Tells the story in an exemplary way.' - Financial Times * 'Doggett has mastered hundreds of interviews, contemporary accounts and documents to put together this meticulously researched, scholarly and often gripping portrait of an era.' - Sunday Telegraph * 'Doggett's encyclopaedic account of Sixties counter-culture is a fascinating history of pop's relationship with politics, examining the establishment's skill at assimilating rock 'n' roll rebellion into the mainstream.' - Independent"

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