British Beat 1960-1969 (Then, Now and Rare). Popular History, Style & Culture. Omnibus Press. Pop, Rock. Softcover. 208 pages. Omnibus Press #OP48620. Published by Omnibus Press (HL.335770).
ISBN 0711990948. Pop, Rock. 9.75x12 inches.
We all know what happened to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones... but what about The Rockin' Berries, Briane Poole & The Tremeloes, The Honeycombs, and Sounds Incorporated? In between the peppy early Sixties pop and the late Sixties progressive rock, there were hundreds of beat groups from all over Britain looking for two-minute hits and slightly longer careers. Their bids for pop fame are now celebrated in this unique and lavishly illustrated encyclopedia – the big names, the small names, the superstars, and the no-hopers. Full of facts, surprises, and some great “Then, Now and Rare” photos, this is the ultimate trip back to the unique, hyperactive beat boom of the Sixties.