King's Road

King's Road

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Description

The King's Road in Chelsea was the epicentre of two major cultural shifts. It remained continuously at the forefront of developing trends from the sixties and throughout the following decade until it was the key breeding-ground for punk rock. In short, it was the place to be. As a laboratory and showcase for the emerging youth-orientated scene, it became the favoured habitat of several generations of pop-culture prime movers. In its day the street had also been a regular haunt for the likes of Paul McCartney and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. Like Paris in the twenties, or Hollywood in the thirties, during the time between the formation of the Rolling Stones and the demise of the Sex Pistols the King's Road had the attention of the world. Just how this came to be is a classic rise-and-fall story of satisfaction and sedition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 36mm | 299.38g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 28 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753821249
  • 9780753821244

About Max Decharne

Max Decharne was a member of the band Gallon Drunk and, since 1995, The Flaming Stars. He is a regular contributor to Mojo and divides his time between London and Berlin.show more

Review quote

"an entertaining account of the street that formed Sixties' taste and had a second go with punk in the 1970s." FIRST POSTshow more

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