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Book reviews: King of Carnaby Street by Jeremy Reed and The Big Beat Scene by Royston Ellis

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If you are lookng for something interesting and with a retro twist to get your teeth into, we have two candidates newly-reviewed on our Modculture site – King of Carnaby Street by Jeremy Reed and The Big Beat Scene by Royston Ellis.

The first of those is a biography on that king of Carnaby Street, John Stephen. It's the story of his arrival in London, how we learned the basics of clothes making and retailing and of course, how he went on to dominate both Carnaby Street and men's fashion in the 1960s and early 1970s.

The Big Beat Scene by Royston Ellis is a reissue from 1961, described as 'an outspoken expose of the teenage world of rock 'n' roll' by 'the king of the beatniks', 19-year-old Ellis. You can read reviews of both books in the Modculture books section right now.

King of Carnaby Street by Jeremy Reed review

The Big Beat Scene by Royston Ellis review

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