A Whole Scene Going On

A Whole Scene Going On Inside the Sixties - From Private Eye to the Pop Revolution

Hardback (10 Oct 2019)

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Synopsis

A Whole Scene Going On covers Barry Fantoni's working - and sometimes not working - life from his first sell-out one-man show in 1963 through his time at Private Eye and the creativity of the Sixties to 1968 when the decade of pop and fashion gave way to the demo, the Red Brigade and social unrest. The memoir begins with his early days at Private Eye where he first met Peter Cook, and then covers his work as an artist and illustrator, and his film and television career. From teaching Malcolm McLaren at Croydon Art School and writing a song for Marianne Faithfull to finding a harmonium for Paul McCartney and his lifelong friendship with Ray Davies of the Kinks, Barry's account of the Sixties is a wry and observational gem. The players and the parts they played have been chosen for their genuine contribution to a decade that seems more popular now than it was at the time.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846974892
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 460g
Height: 220mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 25mm