India Psychedelic: The Story of Rocking Generation

India Psychedelic: The Story of Rocking Generation

by Sidharth Bhatia

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India Psychedelic: The Story of Rocking Generation by Sidharth Bhatia

The never-before-told story of the rock music scene in India of the 1960s and '70s India in the 1960s and early 1970s: a nation of perennial shortages. Into the staid and conservative landscape come floating in the sounds of 'Love, love me do'. Four young boys from Liverpool in 1962 set off a storm that swept teenagers in every remote corner of the world. In socialistic India, too, youngsters put on their dancing shoes to groove to this new sound, so different from anything they had heard till then. Some grew their hair, put on their bell-bottoms and picked up their guitars and the Indian pop and rock revolution was born. But it was not just the music that was important. As Sidharth Bhatia's colourful and incisive book tells us, it was an attempt by a new, post-independence generation - midnight's children - to assert their own voice. Theirs was a voyage of self-discovery, as they set out to seek freedom and liberation from older attitudes and values. At the end of this era, nothing - politics, society and fashion - would ever be the same again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789350298381
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Publication date: 02/05/2014
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 164
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Sidharth Bhatia has been in the media for over three decades, working as a journalist, television anchor, teacher and commentator in India and abroad. He writes on politics, foreign affairs, and society and culture. He loves old Hindi and Hollywood films and the city of Mumbai where he lives with his family. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Those Were the Days 1

1 The Young Ones 14

2 All Together Now 24

The Mustangs 33

3 A Whiter Shade of Pale 35

4 The Age of Aquarius 46

The Savages 58

5 Blowin' in the Wind 61

6 Light My Fire 75

Human Bondage 85

7 Stairway to Heaven 89

Great Bear/High 99

8 Sisters, O Sisters 102

9 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds 113

10 The Song Remains the Same 121

Atomíc Forest 130

11 This is the End, My Beautiful Friend 133

Index 139

Acknowledgements 151

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