I’m quite sure this must have been subject to extensive AW preview, analysis and speculation but I can’t find it, so anyways, pop pickers, Captain Chuckles, the hardest-groaning man in showbidness, Mr Please Please Yourself Then, David Hepworth has committed a book devoted inevitably to 1971, the year when things officially stopped being Any Good. I see Amazon has it down for April publication.
“This is no ‘my generation is cooler than yours’ nostalgia trip. Just as movements in art, jazz or TV undeniably had Golden Ages then so too with the long-playing record and its seismic effect on subsequent generations. David Hepworth’s forensic sweep of this astonishing twelve months is thoroughly absorbing and appropriately rollicking, expertly guiding us through one miraculous year in all its breathless tumble of creation.” (Danny Baker)
“Fond, funny, beautifully written and fizzing with sharp and sweeping theories that instantly feel like facts.” (Mark Ellen)
(I am actually rather looking forward it)