Between 1965-1972 was a time of activists and revolution, from the Black Panthers to the IRA, and music and musicians often played a huge part in the movements. Based on interviews and archive research, Doggett presents a gripping account of the era, which will appeal to both music and contemporary history fans.
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. This book offers an account of this period in modern history; a portrait of an era when revolutionaries turned into rock stars, and rock stars dressed up as revolutionaries.
You say you want a revolution
Helen Zaltzman the observer Sun 30 November 2008
For a time associated with peace and love, the late 60s sure were full of riots, as Vietnam protesters, black power activists, feminists and anarchists clamoured to be heard, using varying degrees of violence. As Peter Doggett demonstrates in his energetic examination of how music and politics intermingled, rock stars were not immune either, from John Lennon's support of the IRA to Mick Jagger's misogyny and Bob Dylan's dislike of the movements for which he was unwilling poster boy. Inevitably some major events and figures are skimmed over, but this is an impressive account, particularly for those not there at the time.