Part historical, part autobiographical, the book documents the life of the author in the rough streets of the Bronx, his life growing up in the James Monroe Houses in the Bronx and historical accounts of many of the most crucial events that took place in the 1960s with a special focus on the civil rights movement. Extensive write ups of 60s music including first hand accounts of concerts he attended at the legendary Fillmore East as well as write ups of 60s local sports. I fully anticipate that there will be something for everyone here. Regardless of whether You like the 1960s, the history of those times, music, sports, or the civil rights movement, you are sure to find something that will appeal to you. Thank you for your interest!
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Ian Lowell has an intimate and passionate style of writing that puts the reader in the scene. The stories are heartwarming, moving, funny and tragic. There is also a great deal for music and sports lovers and tales of struggle and success against the odds. Definitely a great and inspirational read.
Daniel Kenyon, author of The Savage Heart of Palermo and The Bare Knuckle Fighter
A must-read for anyone who has an interest in the life and times of a generation blessed with the greatest background music ever created: a powerfully written chronicle of the roots and formation of the Baby Boomers. From rock and roll to political assassinations, from freedom riders to riots, from poverty to sports and war, Ian Lowell's eloquent record, including first-hand accounts, is an important and moving contribution to the genre.
Clarissa Simmens, author of Drab, Lil A Gypsy's Medicine Book, The Gypsy's Book and The Way of One Gypsy
They say if you can remember the 1960s then you weren’t really there. Well author Ian Lowell was there and remember it he does in spectacular fashion in this raucous, wonderfully detailed and highly entertaining look back at the end of an era that marked a turning point in American history. Lowell writes with the punchy prose of a rock journalist and his words create the cool, edgy feel of a Scorsese movie. His pop-cultural range is wide, with topics covering everything from serial killers to forgotten sports stars to political movements and all with plenty of music and movie references in between. He also takes us beyond the curtain to describe some lesser known facts about this turbulent period. Many have written about Kent State and Sergeant Pepper but Lowell looks at what was happening behind the scenes. He is especially insightful in describing power structures, especially pertaining to underground elements. His colorful language effectively mirrors the outlandish, explosive world that he writes about. This book is an important document providing valuable insight into American cultural life in the 1960’s.
Damian Stevenson, author of The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Armada (Book 1 of The Ian Fleming Files, Solstice, The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Parsifal, Scarface: The Ultimate Guide (Fully annotated Kindle Movie Guide; Includes Detailed Essays; Interviews with Film-makers) and The Ian Fleming Files ('Operation Armada' and 'Operation Parsifal').