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Rockers!

John Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0859651258 / ISBN 13: 9780859651257
Published by Plexus, 1978
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Ex-library with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 126 pages a great many (cool) b&w photos, period rocker paraphinalia ads at front and back endpapers, 127 pages, great bikes. April SALE -- Prices shown are 20% off throughout the month. Bookseller Inventory # 124295

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Title: Rockers!

Publisher: Plexus

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Ex Library.

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The mean and moody leather boy on a thundering bike is one of the strongest, most potent images of popular culture. Rejecting stereotyped bourgeois conformism, rockers crystallised a youth style. This book is about that epic style, evolving from a cross-fertilisation of influences, a love affair with bikes and speed, and a British interpretation of American 'glamour'. All this took on a new perspective with the eruption of rock'n'roll.

Streamlined drainpipe jeans and clean-cut leathers were tailored for the sleek, throbbing British 'iron' and the gutsy music. All were elements of the style, reflecting a raw edginess, a studied cook, a search for excitement, a hint of sex and even of violence. This style survived Mods and flower power, not even eclipsing before today's long-haired 'bikers'.

To explain the myth and magic, the author looks at dream machines, the original heroes and, above all, the ton-up boys themselves. Why the cult endures is encapsulated in the photographs. Rare and eye-catching they explain the enduring fascination of rocker culture.

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