I loved this book. It starts off quite slowly as there's quite a bit on the roots of all the amazing changes in the sixties but once it get's going it's kaleidoscopic and give a really great insight into the era. Every time I read a good tome about the sixties I realise just how unoriginal so much that followed was. I include punk rock in this. To me - at the time - as a 14 year old in 1976 it seemed the most exciting and novel thing ever. I now realise that so much was initiated by people who were steeped in 60s culture and much was a rehash of what had gone before.