World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


British Beat 1960-1969

Then, Now and Rare

By Terry Rawlings

Then, Now and Rare. Popular History, Style & Culture. Omnibus Press. Pop, Rock. Softcover. Omnibus Press #OP48620. Published by Omnibus Press (HL.335770).

Item Number: HL.335770

ISBN 0711990948. 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.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
  • 2008-03-04 00:00:00.0 I have truely enjoyed the retrospective

    I have truely enjoyed the retrospective ... ..., and can recommend this book to all British music lovers. However, Terry Rawlings did not do his homework on Tim Andrews. Somehow that part does not fit to the otherwise well researched book ... more ». It almost seems vicious? What is going on Terry? Maybe...

    see the Wiki Entry for Chris Andrews to complete your research. Apart from a rather strange reference to Tiny Tim, it is jolly good fun

    Read More
    10 of 19 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

I am a music teacher.