1964 The Year The Swinging Sixties Began Hardback Book

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1964 The Year The Swinging Sixties Began

Hardback Book

By CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD. Hardback Book. 288 pages. 16 pages of black & white photos.

PAUL McCARTNEY  JOHN LENNON  RINGO STARR  GEORGE HARRISON  MARY QUANT
CLINT EASTWOOD  SAM COOKE  BRITT EKLAND  HAROLD WILSON  NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV
ELIZABETH TAYLOR  CASSIUS CLAY  LENNY BRUCE  WINSTON CHURCHILL and more!

Step back in time to 1964, a year of cultural upheaval and political transformation. From the rise of the Civil Rights movement in the US to the global phenomenon of Beatlemania, this was the year that gave us bold fashion, unforgettable music and social change that continues to shape society across the world today. While Britain’s new Labour government promised the ‘white heat of technology’, on the world stage 1964 saw the escalation of the Vietnam War, Nelson Mandela’s sentence to life imprisonment and the continued brinkmanship of the global arms race. Brand-new subcultures clashed at Margate beach, where thousands of Mods and Rockers fought, while London’s Carnaby Street shone vibrantly in the country’s capital and women flocked to buy Mary Quant’s iconic designs, empowered by changing social sensibilities and rising hemlines. In a colourful blend of historical events, cultural trends and personal anecdotes, author Christopher Sandford tells the colourful story of the year that ushered in the modern era.