Pop Rock Icons is a photographic book that shows a ton of Pop Rock Icons from the 60s and 70s. I definitely wish I was alive at this time and am tempted to make myself a playlist from a lot of the acts featured in the book – The Beatles and Rolling Stones of course, but also Cat Stevens, Marianne Faithfull, Queen – and more. It seems like there was just such an amazing and booming music scene during this era and I am sad to have missed out on it!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Pop Rock Icons takes us into the extraordinary world of London, England at the time of the greatest countercultural upheaval that the country has known.
A real musical revolution began at the beginning of the 1960s, led by the Beatles, further ignited by the Rolling Stones and many others. The incredible rise of rock music continued until the end of the 1970s, when Punk arrived and launched a new wave of DIY rebellion.
“Today, we are more popular than Jesus Christ.”
– John Lennon
In photographs which capture the spirit of the times, [re]discover the optimism of the Beatles; the Stones’ dark rhythm‘n’blues; the energy of The Who; the innovation of prog rock with Pink Floyd and Genesis, as well as the explosive heavy metal of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. The 70s gave us the glam rock of T Rex and the gritty pub rock of Dr Feelgood, without forgetting the rock giants: Led Zeppelin, Queen, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and the unclassifiable David Bowie.