My Pack Pages – The Music Book Club 1:5

Welcome to episode 5 of My Back Pages!

In the first four episodes of this series we looked at Bob Dylan Troubadour Tales, David Mitchell’s Utopia Avenue, Clemency Burton Hill’s Year Of Wonder and John Harris’s The Last Party. Catch-up with those episodes here…

Ep.1 Troubadour Tales Bob Dylan In London

Ep.2 Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Ep.3 Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton Hill

Ep.4 The Last Party by John Harris

In episode 5 we’re going vintage. You’ll need to rake the second hand shops for this one, reacquaint yourselves with the forgotten art of browsing. There is, of course, no guarantee that you will find this episode’s title straight away; but you may well find something that you didn’t know you wanted instead.

If you get a great find, or even copies of the title at hand please drop me a line or leave a comment at the end of this post.

As usual, keep in touch and I look forward to seeing you on the pavement or on Zoom for a London Music Tour very soon

November 2022

Series One, Episode Five: The Story Of Pop

The Story Of Pop

Written by Various

Published from 1973 in weekly parts

Secondhand – varies

Further Reading…

A decade-or-so later, Orbis published the partwork The History Of Rock. It features a similar rigour only this time it includes punk…

Support Your Local Bookshop

Any Amount Of Books on Charing Cross Road is my favourite bookshop in London.

Do keep in mind that you may have to browse and be patient when looking for this title and that it’s not a failing of Any Amount Of Books on Charing Cross Road if they don’t have a copy of The Story Of Pop! However, they usually have a pretty interesting and varied music section upstairs with more music title in their glorious treasure trove of a basement…

Any Amount of Books
56 Charing Cross Rd,


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