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Stuart Cosgrove - Detroit 67 (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

The Soul Trilogy Book #1.

Subtitled : The Year That Changed Soul.

Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything.

Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967 and tore it apart in personal, political and interracial disputes.

It is the story of Motown, the break-up of The Supremes and the damaging disputes at the heart of the most successful African-American music label ever.

Set against a backdrop of urban riots, escalating war in Vietnam and police corruption, the book weaves its way through a year when soul music came of age and the underground counterculture flourished. LSD arrived in the city with hallucinogenic power and local guitar band MC5 - self-styled holy barbarians of rock - went to war with mainstream America.

A summer of street-level rebellion turned Detroit into one of the most notorious cities on earth, known for its unique creativity, its unpredictability and self-lacerating crime rates.

The year 1967 ended in social meltdown, rancour and intense legal warfare as the complex threads that held Detroit together finally unravelled.

Details
  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Music, Stage, Screen & TV
  • Published : 2015 (This Edition 2016 - Polygon/Birlinn Books)
  • ISBN : 9781846973666
  • SKU : B001319
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Excellent and informative book that details the history of Detroit in this pivotal year against the backdrop of the story of Motown, with a particular focus on the implosion of The Supremes and the racial identity of the Motor City in 1967." - Goodreads Review.

'Cosgrove weaves a compelling web of circumstance that maps a city struggling with the loss of its youth to the Vietnam War, the hard edge of the civil rights movement and ferocious inner-city rioting . . . a whole-hearted evocation of people and places' - The Independent.

'Cosgrove's soul-boy credentials are well established, and he focuses here on a key year in the development of black music' - Sunday Herald.

The Author

Stuart Cosgrove is a Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive. As a journalist Cosgrove served on the NME and The Face during the 1980's, before joining Channel 4 in 1994, serving for eight years as Controller of Arts and Entertainment and then as Head of Programmes until stepping down in 2015.

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