The British Blues and Beat Booms and their best-dressed fans.
We Are the Mods, We Are the Mods, We Are, We Are…
- Mods and Their Music: Who are(were) the Mods of the 1950s and 60s, and why do they matter?
- Mod: Recommended Resources: What to read and watch. Not what to wear.
- Time for Mods, 1964: America’s Time magazine catches the groove of the Mod phenomenon – sort of.
- Coffee Bar Culture: First-generation Mods get their cappuccino fix in this quaint film.
- Time Machine: May 1963: On the UK charts, the Beatles, the Beatles, and…the Spotnicks?
- The Summer of Twisting and Shouting: A time capsule in hits, July 1963.
- Three Essential Songs: Cyril Davies: Meet one of the fathers of the British Blues Boom.
- Three Essential Songs: Alexis Korner: Now meet the other father of the British Blues Boom.
- Land of a Thousand Versions: Wild and crazy variations on the classic song from which I borrowed my novel’s title.
- American Folk Blues Festivals 1963-1966: When the original bluesmen (and women) showed the UK how it was done.
- Barabajagal; or, That Time Donovan Healed My Broken Arm: True story.
- Sixties Music Venues: Then and Now: I dragged my family all over the UK to snap these former hot spots of the stars.
- What Pete Townshend Personally Told Me: Good advice from the composer of Quadrophenia.
- A Cup of Tea with Julia, Cynthia, and Yoko: How Yoko Ono got me hooked on the era.
Guitar and Pen: Great reads about all kinds of music, courtesy of the New York Society Library.