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Sex, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll: Teenage Rebels in Cold-War East Germany ( Monographs in German History) [Mark Fenemore] on guirototdowar.gq *FREE* shipping. I arrived in Kings Cross 4 months after Billy and lived in the same street (Victoria Street) that ran behind Surf City. I personally knew all the characters in this book .
Sort order. May 15, Annette Swann rated it it was amazing. A raw story of the 60's. Great read about a true Aussie Rocker Legend.
Jul 11, johane rated it really liked it. In , at the tender age of seventeen, Brisbane boy Billy arrives in Sydney looking for his big break in the music industry. This is not always a peaceful coexistence as Billy is to find out during the course of a year in his life which he shares very frankly with the reader. Billy handles all of this with an astounding maturity for a teenager, while simultaneously achieving his dream of musical fame and fortune at Surf City. At this popular venue, he meets and joins The Aztecs band, and is a part of the youth culture and music revolution which emerged worldwide in , at the time when the Beatles conquered the world.
The sense of excitement of this era is almost palpable and provides a wonderful nostalgia trip for those readers who are old enough to remember those heady days of early rock and roll. He is sadly no longer here to share his talents for either music or writing.
If you enjoy a good yarn and you are not easily offended, this book is highly recommended! Dec 25, Barry Simiana rated it it was amazing.
Always a fan of Billy and was saddened when he suddenly passed away a few years back. He had a strange collection of songs in his kit for a rock'n'roller but he made them work and he was an infectiously easy bloke to like.
Much like his books. The writing is loose and conversational. Sometimes it almost feels like you're in a pub or a small room and he's sitting there across from you just telling stories. It's good. Living on the frontline of the Cold War, young people were subject to a number of competing influences. For young men from the working class, in particular, a conflict developed between the culture they inherited from their parents and the new official culture taught in schools. Merging with street gangs, new youth cultures took shape, which challenged authority and provided an alternative vision of modernity.
Taking their fashion cues, music and icons from the West, they rapidly came into conflict with a didactic and highly controlling party-state. But in my experience London is a much more vibrant and interesting place. How easy was it to secure filming at Wembley and did you got to have a kick about on the turf afterwards? If you look carefully in the background you can actually see them laying the turf for the first time, so I think we were the first people in their.
It was fun. To a degree I sort of see this as the beginning of my career I suppose. I feel the same about 40 as I did feel about Where does your fascination for the underworld stem from and you say you see this as the beginning of your career. You can get to the good and bad, the grey, the black and the white more efficiently.
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