Quick Book Review: “1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music” by Andrew Grant Jackson

"1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music" by Andrew Grant Jackson

I’m very into music, with the music of the 60’s being my favorite genre.  I read a lot of books about that era, but this one is undoubtedly the best one I’ve read so far.  Filled with fascinating inside information, not just about the artists, but about the social, political, and cultural climate that gave rise to the music.  The book is divided into seasons: winter, spring, summer, and autumn, each section chronicling the seminal events in society and music.  Lots of stuff about the Beatles, Beach Boys, Dylan, Motown, Stax, the Rolling Stones, Vietnam, fashion, drugs… it’s all there, written in a very easy, readable style.  I couldn’t put this book down.  If you’re in your 50’s, this book is for you. 

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