Ever wondered who the lead character in Absolute Beginners was based on? According to the introduction of Baron’s Court All Change, it was Terry Taylor.
If I had to pick my top 10 films of the 60s…this vehicle for the Spencer Davis Group would not be one of them. But it does have some very nice redeeming features that save it from the scrapheap.
There is a lot of Mod fiction around right now, with Seven Day Fool by Jason Disley being one of the more interesting reads.
Kevin Pearce’s ode to Mod and pop culture from the 1960s onwards is given a second viewing. It’s every bit as good as I recall.
Originally a Hunter Davies book about mid-60s Carlisle, Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush made it to the big screen in 1968.
No flat caps and No ‘Mr Grimsdale ‘here, but you do get both the swinging sixties and the Pretty Things in What’s Good For The Goose.
It’s an obscure thing that used to live on late-night TV, but And Soon The Darkness has an interesting back story.
Claire Mahoney checks out this new compilation from the 1980s Bristol-based mod band The Reaction.