San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hot on the heels of our sold-out Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny special is this very special treat for fans of the 60s, swinging and psychedelic varieties, because we're going to be joined by two veteran journalists who were in on the ground floor of that tumultuous decade on either side of the Atlantic.
Norman Jopling was the man whose byline young David Hepworth used to look for in the Record Mirror (the first British music paper to publish in colour) because he was the man with the direct line to the Beatles, Stones and everyone else who made life worth living, as well as a leading face on the mod scene. Norman's written a book called Shake It Up Baby!, which covers his experiences on the front line of pop between 1961 and 1972, and he'll be talking to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth and providing us with a kaleidoscopic tour of the times.
And that's not all. From the United States we'll be joined by Richard Goldstein, who can claim to be the world's first rock writer. Richard was the rock critic for the Village Voice in 1966. He toured with Janis Joplin, spent the day at the Grateful Dead's place in San Francisco, dropped acid with the Beach Boys and hung out with Jim Morrison. Richard's book Another Little Piece Of My Heart is a vivid portrait of an ambitious young man who was in the right place at the right time.
This promises to be an evening bursting with insight and anecdote and a rare opportunity to tap into direct experiences from the decade that all the other rock and roll decades have borrowed from. No stone will remain unturned.
This takes place at our usual venue, The Islington, and will include full audio-visual presentation.
When & Where
Word In Your Ear
Word In Your Ear evenings are put together by Word Magazine veterans David Hepworth and Alex Gold, and seek to provide something over and above the usual night of live music in a pub.