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Joe Boyd: White Bicycles – Making Music in the 1960s (Serpent's Tail)

Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 14 May 2006

THIS PROTEIN-PACKED memoir entwines a number of stories that reach well beyond the subtitle's modest brief. At one level it's a boy's own adventure. Joe Boyd, a preppy boarding-school kid from Princeton, New Jersey, starts out listening, entranced, to his grandmother playing Brahms on the family piano and by the age of 25 has turned into a prime mover – an éminence grise, in his own words – in the pop musical roller coaster of the 1960s.

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