Mods, Rockers & The Revolution. Franklin Rosemont, Richard Mabey Charles Radcliffe.

Mods, Rockers & The Revolution

Chicago: Solidarity Bookshop, [c. 1965-1966]. First edition. 4to, 10 pp, mimeographed from typescript and holograph. Side-stapled in mimeographed wraps.

First and only edition of this pamphlet which gathers three essays on rock music and the revolution; Franklin Rosemont's Mods, Rockers, & The Revolution, which previously appeared in the Rebel Worker #3, but is here revised and enlarged; Pop Goes the Beatle by Charles Radcliffe, which first appeared in Freedom, and Twist and Shout by Richard Mabey, reprinted from Peace News.

OCLC asserts two different dates for this publication, 1965 and 1966, meaning that it either predates or appears in the same year as the first issue of Radcliffe's own Heatwave, which, according to Savage, “laid the foundations for the next 20 years of sub-cultural theory.” This rare pamphlet has to be considered a companion piece to that, if not an antecedent - a critical and early exploration of the concept of sub-cultures that we suspect is less recognized as such only due to its scarcity.

OCLC locates only three scant holdings.

Lightly toned at extremities, with a few faint small spots of grease soiling to back cover, staples rusted, else very good. Item #26539

Price: $450.00