Call Up the Groups!: The Golden Age of British Beat, 1962-1967

Alan Clayson, Author Blandford $8.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7137-1553-8
Musician-journalist Clayson (Record Collector, etc.) offers a reassessment of British rock of the 1960s, beginning with ""Big Time Operators'' (The Animals, Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Yardbirds and Who). He gives equal space to the many other groups, some long forgotten, that were also a part of the British scene (the Troggs, the Zombies, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates' Odyssey) and concludes his nostalgic survey with some ``Liverpool Losers'' (the Undertakers, Mojos and Escorts). Extensive research backs up Clayson's flashy, often witty writing, and he has updated the era with recent photos and interviews. Record collectors specializing in the '60s will find this a valuable history. (June)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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