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Written by Richie Unterberger.
Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 296 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00330594)
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This book explores the evolution of 19 intriguing artists bred by the unique 1960s music scene, and traces the musical and cultural threads that gave birth to their electrifying innovations. From folk-rockers to blue- and brown-eyed soulsters to rock satirists and beyond, acclaimed rock author Unterberger uncovers the lives and music of the key visionaries in a mesmerizing decade, including: The Pretty Things, Tim Buckley, Arthur Brown, The Fugs, Bobby Fuller, The Bonzo Dog Band, Fred Neil, The Beau Brummels and many more. Includes cool photos throughout, and a sampler CD highlighting the sounds of some of the featured artists. Comprehensive and engaging. Clearly, Unterberger has done his research. - Billboard