Tinseltown by Pete McKennaTinseltown by Pete McKenna


byPete McKenna

Paperback | September 26, 2016

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Throughout the 1960's America was a troubled country torn apart by internal political and social strife, but for Britain it was a truly fabulous decade that changed the traditional social fabric of the country forever. TINSELTOWN is my personal memoir of growing up in Blackpool in the 60's and beyond. From the original Mods who laid the foundation stone for all future youth cultures, to Concorde flying across the Atlantic in three hours, Britain was a world leader in fashion, automotive and aeronautical design and engineering and much more - and we even won the World Cup. It was a time when we were genuinely proud to be British for all the right reasons, before such a sentiment became frowned upon. Whoever said that if you remember the 60's then you weren't there is wrong, because I do remember everything. I mean, how could I not?

Title:TinseltownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:September 26, 2016Publisher:New Haven Publishing LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910705470

ISBN - 13:9781910705476


Table of Contents

1 Why Dont You All F-F-F Fade Away2 The Clan3 Look Mum There's a Gollywog!4 London Days Soho Nights and Cappuchino Cream5 Guy the Gorilla6 Cheeseburger Fries and Vesta Meals7 Motorways and Services8 Sophia and Gina9 Gangsters and Politicians10 Float Like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee11 Tinseltown12 Supersonic13 Like Father Like Son and Uncle14 Ian and Myra15 And at the Going Down of the Sun16 They Think its All Over - It is Now17 The Belfast Boy18 Nam19 Skipper and Boat Stay Together20 Rivers of Blood21 Yom Kippur22 One Giant Step for Mankind - Or Was it?23 Helter Skelter24 Which Side Do You Dress On Sir?25 The Sole of the Nation26 Time Will Pass You By27 Suited Booted Slicked Back and Saxed Up28 This Is The EndAbout The Author