1963: The Year of the Revolution
40%
off

1963: The Year of the Revolution : How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion

3.2 (93 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan's oral history 1963: The Year of the Revolution is the first book to recount the kinetic story of the twelve months that witnessed a demographic power shift-the rise of the Youth Quake movement, a cultural transformation through music, fashion, politics, and the arts. Leve and Morgan detail how, for the first time in history, youth became a commercial and cultural force with the power to command the attention of government and religion and shape society.While the Cold War began to thaw, the race into space heated up, feminism and civil rights percolated in politics, and JFK's assassination shocked the world, the Beatles and Bob Dylan would emerge as poster boys and the prophet of a revolution that changed the world.1963: The Year of the Revolution records, documentary-style, the incredible roller-coaster ride of those twelve months, told through the recollections of some of the period's most influential figures-from Keith Richards to Mary Quant, Vidal Sassoon to Graham Nash, Alan Parker to Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton to Gay Talese, Stevie Nicks to Norma Kamali, and many more.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 20mm | 280g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006212045X
  • 9780062120458
  • 1,374,590

Review quote

A lively, insightful read about a transformative year. -- Dan Rather A vivid and exhilarating guide to the year that revolutionized pop culture and shook the world, told by the movers and the shakers, themselves. -- Mick Brown, author of Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector An extraordinary year, a great cast of characters, a terrific book. -- Sir Alan Parker ...a must read for anyone interested in how pop culture, and particularly pop music, was both representative of the age and a catalyst for change. -- Victoria Broackes, Head of Performance Exhibitions, V&A Museum London
show more

Back cover copy

It was the year the Cold War first thawed, the space race accelerated, feminism and civil rights exploded, President Kennedy's assassination numbed the world, and the Beatles and Bob Dylan emerged as the poster boys and prophet, respectively, of a revolution that changed everything. It was the year when youth, for the first time in history, became a commercial and cultural force with the power to shape society.

1963 is the first book to recount the kinetic story of the Youth Quake movement--the liberation of youth through music, fashion, and the arts--told in the voices of those at the forefront, from Keith Richards to Eric Clapton, Mary Quant to Vidal Sassoon, Graham Nash to Peter Frampton, Alan Parker to Gay Talese, Stevie Nicks to Norma Kamali, and many more. A fast-paced, historical eyewitness account, it is also an inspiration to anyone in search of a passion, an identity, and a dream.
show more

About Ariel Leve

Ariel Leve is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Guardian, Financial Times Magazine, the Telegraph, the Observer, and the London Sunday Times Magazine, where she was a senior writer and a columnist. At the British Press Awards she was short-listed twice for Interviewer of the Year and Highly Commended twice. Her books include It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me. Robin Morgan is a multiple award-winning British journalist and editor who was the longest-serving editor-in-chief of the London Sunday Times Magazine, from 1991 to 2009. He has worked as a news editor, foreign correspondent, and investigative journalist and was awarded British Campaigning Journalist of the Year twice. He lives in London.
show more

Rating details

93 ratings
3.2 out of 5 stars
5 3% (3)
4 39% (36)
3 38% (35)
2 16% (15)
1 4% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X