Author(s): Terry Rawlings
Terry Rawling's book perfectly captures the look and soul of Mod. Tracing its roots back to London's Soho of the Forties, he unearths every impulse and expression of the only surviving British youth movemebt that can be looked back on 'without embarrassment'. Includes exclusive interviews and audiences with some of the Mod scene's main movers past and present, including Richard Barnes, Johnny Moke, Graham Hughes, Peter Stringfellow, Kenney Jones, Bobby Gillespie and 'Mani' Mounfield, Eddie Piller and Gary Crowley. With chapters on the origins of Mod, its music, scooters, clothes and fashions, the beach riots and for the first time, the story of the Mod revivals of the late Seventies and beyond. Features hundreds of pictures, many gleaned from private collections and never published before.
'A lavish labour of love that details the rise, fall, rise and final levelling out of the British movement in words and stunning pictures.' RECORD COLLECTOR 'Strong on illustrations and first hand anecdotes from assorted '60s faces - a good chapter on scooters.' MOJO
Terry Rawling's is a writer and graphic designer who has written biographies on The Small Faces, Brian Jones and Ronnie Wood.