Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ten top books about the 1970s

Ian Plenderleith’s latest book is Rock’n’Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League.

One of his top ten books about the 1970s, as shared at the Guardian:
What You Want Is in the Limo by Michael Walker

In 1973 The Who, Led Zeppelin and Alice Cooper all undertook ambitious tours of the US as stadium rock concerts became the preferred way of experiencing live music in the harder, louder times that followed flower power. Walker tells the stories of each tour, and it says a lot for this book that I’ve never cared for these three bands, yet still devoured and loved every page of multi-level excess.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue