I don’t know much about this, but The London Boys: Bowie, Bolan and the 60s Teenage Dream by Marc Burrows sounds interesting.
Of course, it does. It talks about early era Bowie, Marc Bolan’s 1960s teenage years and the era in general. I’m always going to be interested.
I do know it is a 216-page book, and I know it is published by Pen and Sword History. Beyond that, I only know what is written in the pre-publicity. Which is:
Rock n roll fanatics, mods, beat group wannabes, underground hippies, glam rock icons: David Bowie and Marc Bolan spent the first part of their careers following remarkably similar paths.
From the day they met in 1965 as Davie Jones and Mark Feld, rock n roll wannabes painting their manager’s office in London’s Denmark Street, they would remain friends and rivals, each watching closely and learning from the other.
In the years before they launched an unbeatable run of era-defining glam rock masterpieces at the charts, they were both just another face on the scene, meeting for coffee in Soho, hanging out at happenings and jamming in parks.
Here, they are our guides through the decade that changed everything, as the gloom of post-war London exploded into the technicolour dream of the swinging sixties, a revolution in music, fashion, art and sexuality. Part duel-biography, part social history, part musical celebration of an era, The London Boys follows the British youth culture explosion through the eyes of two remarkable young men on the front lines of history.
Sounds interesting, and it does land pretty soon. I’ll be getting an order in just out of curiosity. If you feel the same, the hardback book is available to pre-order now ahead of the 30th October 2022 release date, priced at £20.