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by Johnny Stuart

ePub Rockers: Kings of the Road download
Author:
Johnny Stuart
ISBN13:
978-0859651257
ISBN:
0859651258
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Publisher:
Plexus Publishing (March 25, 1996)
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Subcategory:
Music
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1944 kb
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1532 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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Kings of the Road by Johnny Stuart Paperback £1. 9. When not burning up the tracks on his 1959 Tiger 110, Johnny Stuart was a consultant expert on Byzantine and Russian Art at Sotheby's.

Kings of the Road by Johnny Stuart Paperback £1. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). His education (Eton and Cambridge followed by Perugia University and Moscow's Central School Of Art) if not exactly conventional, gave no hint of his extraordinary passion for bikes and the rocker world. He got his first bike (a Royal Enfield) at 16, when the cult was at its height, and amassed a collection of bikes which included classic Triumphs and Nortons.

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Rockers, leather boys, Ton-up boys, and possibly café racers are members of a biker subculture that originated in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. It was mainly centred on British café racer motorcycles and rock 'n' roll music. By 1965, the term greaser had also been introduced to Great Britain and, since then, the terms greaser and rocker have become synonymous within the British Isles although used differently in North America and elsewhere

Johnny Stuart's Rockers! celebrates the biker style with panache and wit, showing how a love affair between bikes and speed became the original touchstones of a youth cult which continues to fascinate and endure,with its myths, magic and melancholy

Johnny Stuart's Rockers! celebrates the biker style with panache and wit, showing how a love affair between bikes and speed became the original touchstones of a youth cult which continues to fascinate and endure,with its myths, magic and melancholy.

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Rockers!: Kings of the Road. Rockers! celebrates the biker style with panache and wit, showing how a love affair between bikes and speed became the original touchstone of a youth cult which continues to fascinate and endure, with its myths, magic and melancholy.

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Items related to Rockers: Kings of the Road. Rejecting stereotyped bourgeois conformism, rockers crystallised a youth style. Johnny Stuart Rockers: Kings of the Road. ISBN 13: 9780859651257. Rockers: Kings of the Road. This book is about that epic style, evolving from a cross-fertilisation of influences, a love affair with bikes and speed, and a British interpretation of American 'glamour'. All this took on a new perspective with the eruption of rock'n'roll. Streamlined drainpipe jeans and clean-cut leathers were tailored for the sleek, throbbing British 'iron' and the gutsy music.

The mean and moody leather boy on a thundering bike is one of the strongest, most potent images of popular culture. Rejecting stereotyped bourgeois conformism, rockers crystallised a youth style. This book is about that epic style, evolving from a cross-fertilisation of influences, a love affair with bikes and speed, and a British interpretation of American 'glamour'. All this took on a new perspective with the eruption of rock'n'roll.

Streamlined drainpipe jeans and clean-cut leathers were tailored for the sleek, throbbing British 'iron' and the gutsy music. All were elements of the style, reflecting a raw edginess, a studied cook, a search for excitement, a hint of sex and even of violence. This style survived Mods and flower power, not even eclipsing before today's long-haired 'bikers'.

To explain the myth and magic, the author looks at dream machines, the original heroes and, above all, the ton-up boys themselves. Why the cult endures is encapsulated in the photographs. Rare and eye-catching they explain the enduring fascination of rocker culture.

  • Several references on the internet describe this book as the most shoplifted book in The UK. That alone authenticates the book. It did not let me down. It starts at the beginning, moving through the reasoning and outcomes of the teenagers after WW2, then into the 1950's and 1960's; with obvious connection to music. I wanted it for the motorcycle aspect (cafe racers) which played less of a primary 'details' role in the book than I hoped for. Instead, I got a thorough education on the true background of the rockers, from the UK perspective. For me, this is a must read (and own), and I highly recommend it to anyone that is into motorcycle cultural history, early rock music, and the relationship of the US and UK youth of the 50's and 60's. This book even helps define the start of the punk movement in the 70's.

  • Rocker! is a very interesting about the people who were the rockers. This is not a motorcycle book, per se, but a book about motorcyclists of the '60s who lived in a world devoted to motorcycles, a book about kids who wanted to have a good time without going over the edge in rebelliousness, but liked the power of the machine and image of "Bad Boy." I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the life style of the Ton-up boys.