Children of the Revolution. Despite its disposable appearance, Glam Rock has survived and thrived for four decades and is now viewed as one of the best loved and most productive periods for pop music in the UK.
Children of the Revolution is the definitive A to Z guide to the period, chronicling every band and artist who made a significant impression on the art form, both in its heyday and its later years.
Provides a wealth of information of numerous much loved acts, including T.Rex, Wizzard, Slade, Bay City Rollers, Mud, Mott the Hoople, Sparks, Alvin Stardust and hundreds more.
Children of the Revolution
Dave Thompson – Author short bio:
Dave Thompson (born 4 January 1960) is an English writer who is the author of more than 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music, but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica.
He was born in Devon, and in the late 1970s, wrote and published a punk rock fanzine. In the 1980s, he was employed by Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell in the London Docklands. He relocated to the US in 1989. He has written regularly for publications including Melody Maker, Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, Goldmine and Record Collector, as well as for AllMusic.
His first published book, U2: Stories for Boys (Plexus, 1985), was the first biography of the band U2. His other book subjects include Depeche Mode, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, ZZ Top, Joan Jett, Perry Farrell, Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain, Deep Purple, Genesis and Simple Minds.
Thompson has also written extensively on David Bowie, including the biographies Moonage Daydream (1987) and Hallo Spaceboy (2006) as well as the semi-fictional To Major Tom (2000).
In 2004, Helter Skelter published his book The Psychedelic Furs: Beautiful Chaos.
Thompson’s book Black and White and Blue: Erotic Cinema from the Victorian Age to the VCR was published in 2007 by ECW Press.
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