London Babylon by Steve Overbury

by Modculture 1 December, 2009


We missed this when it hit the shelves last month, but London Babylon (The Beatles and The Stones in the Swinging Sixties) by Steve Overbury looks worthy of your attention.

Don't be put off by the title, according to the spiel, the book is underpinned by the two bands, but also focuses on the 'bit-part players' of the scene – dope dealers, art dealers, dolly birds, drivers and slaves, fashionistas, villains and aristocrats – the in crowd, the jet set, the jeunesse d'orée, along with others who shared the limelight during that decade.

Read some of the book online at the book's website and if you like what you see, this 416-page large format book that's 'stuffed wth anecdotes, exotics and pictures' is available from Amazon or direct from the author for £12.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website