In the first decade of the 21st Century, the 60s now seem both mythical and alien, related to the world through Chinese whispers by journalists and those who were there. Creasy gives birth to those whispers in Legends On Tour, painting a world for us that is both nostalgic and transcendental, as we experience the anxiety, awkwardness, trepidation and exhilaration of those newcomers such as Hendrix, Stevens and The Beatles in their first real pop tours that helped seal their legendary status. Even better, the book is an unusually democratic account, filled with pages of recollections from normal fans who were there. Pictures of them as idealistic and high-spirited youths contrast with older, wiser souls; in essence a reminder of how the decade, along with its youthful followers, has passed. Poignant, captivating and thrilling, it’s dedicated to “everyone for whom the 60s remain special”. If you were one of the many who took enough herbal supplements that a decade was morphed into a short blackout, this is a great way to catch up.
Legends On Tour: The Pop Package Tours of The 1960s
by Martin Creasy
The 60s brought back to life in a flash
NPI Media Group | ISBN 0752442759
Reviewed by Natasha Gabel
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