Utopia Avenue

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Utopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you've never heard of.

Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, folksinger Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss, guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet and jazz drummer Griff Griffin together created a unique sound, with lyrics that captured their turbulent lives and times. The band produced only two albums in two years, yet their musical legacy lives on.

This is the story of the band's brief, blazing journey from Soho clubs and draughty ballrooms to the promised land of America, just when the Summer of Love was receding into something much darker - a multi-faceted tale of dreams, drugs, love, sexuality, madness and grief; of stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact; and of the collision between youthful idealism and jaded reality as the Sixties drew to a close.

Book Reviews:

  • 'One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent) turns his unique eye on the dark end of the 1960s in his enthralling new novel, a story of music, dreams, drugs and madness, love and grief, stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact.
  • 'Mitchell's imagination is boundless and absolutely thorough, and he is also very funny.' Sunday Telegraph
  • 'Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail
Article Number:
102592
Author:
David Mitchell
Brand Name:
Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:
9781444799439
Number of Pages:
608
Product Depth:
4.0 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.5 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
14.07.2020
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Product details

Utopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you've never heard of.

Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, folksinger Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss, guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet and jazz drummer Griff Griffin together created a unique sound, with lyrics that captured their turbulent lives and times. The band produced only two albums in two years, yet their musical legacy lives on.

This is the story of the band's brief, blazing journey from Soho clubs and draughty ballrooms to the promised land of America, just when the Summer of Love was receding into something much darker - a multi-faceted tale of dreams, drugs, love, sexuality, madness and grief; of stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact; and of the collision between youthful idealism and jaded reality as the Sixties drew to a close.

Book Reviews:

  • 'One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent) turns his unique eye on the dark end of the 1960s in his enthralling new novel, a story of music, dreams, drugs and madness, love and grief, stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact.
  • 'Mitchell's imagination is boundless and absolutely thorough, and he is also very funny.' Sunday Telegraph
  • 'Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail
Specification
Article Number:
102592
Author:
David Mitchell
Brand Name:
Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:
9781444799439
Number of Pages:
608
Product Depth:
4.0 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.5 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
14.07.2020
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton