(2009/Sterling) Barry Miles, 23.5x31.1 cm, Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, Englisch, 304 Seiten, durchgehend, meist farbig illustriert. Klasse gestalteter Schmöker (1.8kg) für alle Sixties Freunde!*****Sonderpreis - This is a fascinating volume that celebrates the United States embracing British music, film, fashion and art in the 1960s. Capturing one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an irresistible look back for all. It is filled with photographs of the many stars that crossed the pond, such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sean Connery and Twiggy. This richly illustrated and informative volume celebrates the pivotal cultural moment when the United States took on a British accent. The huge volume of talent crossing the pond included the The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, Them (and Van Morrison), The Yardbirds, The Who and, of course, the Rolling Stones. The invasion wasn´t only musical: Peter O´Toole, Julie Andrews, Sean Connery and Michael Caine made a splash in Hollywood, while films like ´Goldfinger´, ´Alfie´ and ´What´s New, Pussycat?´ topped box-office charts. ´The Avengers´ became cult TV and ´Carnaby Street´ defined hip style, turning Mary Quant, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton into fashion icons. Filled with photographs that capture one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an evocative, irresistible look back.
(Rollercoaster Records) 4 tracks - triangle center - Johnny Powers has become a regular visitor to Great Britain in recent years thanks to his dynamic stage presence and ability to successfully re-create his stage act from the 50´s. Although fans no longer tear at his clothes in his home town of Detroit, Michigan, his reception in this country has surely been equal to the frenzy he experienced during the golden days of rock ´n´ roll. Side one of this EP features two songs which are highlights in Johnny´s stage show, ´Long Blond Hair´ and ´Rock Rock´, both of which were first released on the US Fox label in 1958. They were not big national hits, but reached the top 5 in Detroit and served to establish Johnny locally where he was in demand for TV and personal appearances. ´Mama Rock´, on side two, was recorded for the Australian market, where it was released on Leedon Records under the name Johnny ´Scat´ Brown´. The reasons for this pseudonym are forgotten but although two singles were released featuring Johnny´s vocals, subsequent releases used his backing tracks but with vocals by Australian artists. ´Waiting For You´ was one of the demo tracks that secured a Sun Records contract for Johnny in 1959 and the version included here is previously unreleased. Johnny Powers has continued to be involved in the music business and successfully combines his career as a record producer and songwriter with personal appearances in Europe where he is rightly regarded as one of the most exciting rock ´n´ roll performers to visit our shores.