Just a shot away : 1969 revisited /

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Needs, Kris,


[Worksop] : New Haven Publishing Ltd,, United Kingdom , p.252 pages : (2019)


9781912587247 (pbk.) :


1961-1970, 20th century., Great Britain, History, History and criticism., Nineteen sixty-nine, A.D., Popular culture, Popular music


Includes bibliographical references.Just A Shot Away:69 Revisited is veteran author-journalist Kris Needs' highly-personal account of 1969 as he experienced it happening; from starting the year as a wide-eyed 14-year-old Rolling Stones/Hendrix nut and turning 15 the day Brian Jones died to becoming part of the UK's longest-running club and befriending its hottest new band. There have been endless books that take a well-researched look at that tumultuous year but few that actually live it in real time. Rather than recycle hoary cliches about Manson and Altamont snuffing the 60s after Woodstock's brief optimism, or any ludicrous rivalry between the Beatles and Stones, Kris remembers the gigs, bands and records that bombarded his own young radar and helped shape his future life as a music writer, DJ and, briefly fan club secretary.