|Front cover of the book Pop Rock Icons|
Pop Rock Icons is a book that captures the movement and creativity of British Rock music over two decades, the 60s and 70s using iconic photos from that era and text from esteemed French music writer Philippe Margotin. The book starts with a compelling foreword from British musician and journalist David Sinclair.
The book takes you on a wonderful journey into the history of British rock music, specifically focusing on the freedom and trends in the country's capital city, London. It starts and takes you through the 60s with game changers who led the musical revolution in the early 60s, which was marshalled by The Beatles and further erupted by The Rolling Stones, amongst others.
Philippe has done a sublime job of collating the best and signature photographs to embody the time for musical significance, culture, and fashion. It takes you on a nostalgic trip, offers an insightful look into the spirit of that time, and demonstrates the crucial milestones of those who set the foundations of rock and metal in Britain.Pop Rock Icons takes us through the significant phases and the artists leading those genres from Rhythm 'n' Blues (Fleetwood Mac, The Animals), Mods and 'Swingin' London (The Who, The Kinks, Cream), Progressive Rock (Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull), Heavy Metal (Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Black Sabbath), Pub Rock (Dr Feelgood) and finally, Glam Rock (Queen, T. Rex, David Bowie), as well as featuring famous and prominent guitar heroes such as Eric Clapton, Richie Blackmore, Jimmy Page and of course Jimi Hendrix.
Pop Rock Icons captures the essence and spirit of British rock, history and fashion in the 60s and 70s wonderfully through the selective and distinguished photos, accompanying informative text, and powerful quotes to enhance the story behind the images. It is a brilliantly presented and enjoyable read which will satisfy any rock fan.