Barry Miles

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Barry Miles


Born
in Cheltenham, The United Kingdom
February 21, 1943

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Author of several books and biographies, most pertaining to musicians and the sixties.

Miles has written biographies of Paul McCartney, The Beatles, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Frank Zappa, Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg, in addition to books on John Lennon, The Beatles and The Clash.

He is occasionally inaccurately credited as "Miles Mabbett" due to his co-authoring a book with Andy Mabbett, often listed as "by Miles and Andy Mabbett."
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Average rating: 3.55 · 95,027 ratings · 3,868 reviews · 60 distinct worksSimilar authors
Paul McCartney: Many Years ...

4.16 avg rating — 3,692 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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Hippie

4.14 avg rating — 1,119 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Zappa: A Biography

3.81 avg rating — 987 ratings — published 1993 — 12 editions
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Charles Bukowski

4.04 avg rating — 684 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, B...

3.95 avg rating — 575 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Allen Ginsberg: A Biography

4.22 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Call Me Burroughs: A Life

4.18 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Jack Kerouac: King of the B...

3.90 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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William Burroughs: El Hombr...

3.97 avg rating — 447 ratings — published 1992 — 8 editions
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London Calling: A Countercu...

3.86 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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“The waste of self and money amused his followers.”
Barry Miles, London Calling: A Countercultural History Of London Since 1945

“is entirely appropriate that in twenty-first-century Britain streets that were once filled with artists now contain Britain’s highest concentration of advertising agencies; real artists displaced by the counterfeit, the second rate; creative individuals prostituting their talent.”
Barry Miles, London Calling: A Countercultural History Of London Since 1945

“you can only know a country when you have seen its prisons.”
Barry Miles, The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963

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