Books

Ace Records 30th anniversary book

Reissue and compilation kings Ace Records have a book out celebrating 30 years in the business. Ace Records: Labels Unlimited by David Stubbs tells the story of how Ace Records began life on a humble London market stall and went on to help shape the face of the modern music […]

The Alan Bown Set story

The release of Alan Bowns’ biography has just come to our attention. The Alan Bown Set were a popular club ‘soul revue’ style band in the mid-60s and were regarded as an incendiary live act. Signed to Pye Records initially (the singles from this period are still highly sought after), […]

ABC of Men’s Fashion reissued

First issued in 1964, long out of print and sought after by just about everyone with an interest in classic/vintage fashion and style, The ABC of Men’s Fashion by Hardy Amies is finally scheduled for a reissue in the coming weeks. It’s re-appearance is down to the V&A, which is […]

Absolute Beginners – the play

Absolute Beginners didn’t work as a film, but I have much higher hopes for the theatrical production at the Lyric Theatre in London, which runs from 26th April – 26th May 2007. The plot stays faithful to the must-read book – a young modernist photographer’s take on life on the […]

New book: The Jam Unseen

Yet another book on The Jam – this time a book of previously-unseen images taken by Twink with the title The Jam Unseen. A limited edition is available in April (to coincide with the From The Jam tour) with an umlimited version appearing in August. Both versions feature 192 pages […]

Absolute Beginners: The Play

Colin MacInnes’ tale of the teenager at the turn of the sixties  – Absolute Beginners – has already been a novel and a (widely panned) film. And now it’s set to be a play, debuting at London’s Lyric Theatre. Details are so far quite sparse, but according to web sources: […]