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The 1970s brought in an era of shaved hair, funky music, and violent sport, and Chris Brown was in the thick of it. The regulation haircut, clip-on braces, shrunk Levis, and bovver boots—he had the look that every self-respecting bovver boy tried for, and he launched himself into the culture of the decade with a passion. This is a story of those times, of the adrenaline-pa ...more
Paperback, 444 pages
Published August 15th 2009 by John Blake (first published May 4th 2009)
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Full of nostalgia for a maligned decade in the UK, the 1970s, this personal memoir focusses in the main on two subjects: football hooliganism and youth culture. The violence is portrayed graphically, but honestly. and the author never tries to hide his unfortunate attachments with the right-wing. Descriptions of music, fashion and nightlife are done well, but readers not familiar with the authors home town of Bristol may not be as interested as a reader from that area.
"The real story of the 1970s - it aint no boogie wonderland."

"Social history with steel toe caps"

Street culture in england during the 1970s. Skins, Suedes, Smooths, glam, funk, punk mods.

Nuff said.
М.Е. Lewis
Good insight into the 70s
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About the author:Chris Brown is a freelance author and trainer in the United Kingdom and Europe. Following Novell's acquisition of SUSE, he taught Linux to Novell's consultants and IT staff and is certified in both Novell's CLP program and Red Hat's RHCE. Chris has a PhD in particle physics from Cambridge.
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