Glam Rock: Dandies in the Underworld

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In the early 1970s, glam rock changed the face of popular culture in Britain. Against a backdrop of a nation racked by economical and social crises, the flamboyancy and theatricality of glam provided an excuse for a party and an escapist dream for musicians and fans alike. British acts like David Bowie, Roxy Music, T. Rex, and Mott the Hoople--together with Americans such as Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, and the New York Dolls--and innovative theatrical productions like The Rocky Horror Show , drew on the original blueprint of ...

Glam Rock: Dandies in the Underworld 2013, Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN-13: 9781851777648

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