Young and Free in the Sixties
Sex, drugs, laughter, gang fights, groupies, lovers, broken hearts.
They’re all part of growing up with the Mod band he loves like brothers.
Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, Tony Norman dreams of
becoming a writer and interviewing rock legends like
John Lennon and Mick Jagger.
It all comes true in this sexyfunnyhandclappinfootstompingoodtimestory.
mycoolsixties...this book is for ADULTS ONLY
| Internationally Acclaimed Autobiography
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Reviews ... Reviews ... Reviews ...
'I thoroughly recommend this book…'
Dave Cash, BBC Radio Kent and 1960's Radio London pirate DJ
'Fantastic book… I loved it!'
Dean Martin, Gold UK network radio
‘Rock writer Tony Norman was a young dorky teenager, with a lot to learn about girls, and rock stars. After scoring a job on a hip music magazine, he suddenly found himself up close with idols like a young Mick Jagger... My Cool Sixties documents his time as a teenager, the rock stars he met, and the band he formed in a bid to be as cool as his idols.’
The Starfish, Perth, Western Australia
'Frequently I laughed out loud, sometimes I sighed and sometimes I felt so sorry for those beautiful young teenagers. But mostly I loved being drawn back into memories of my own early days in those really quite magical times. A fabulous book, beautifully written.'
Judy Dyble, folk singer, original vocalist with Fairport Convention
'A truly compulsive read! His unblinking honesty makes this book a page turner from start to finish. Tony’s ability to spin a yarn is remarkable and his readers will be sucked into his young roller coaster world.'
Sharon Davis, BluesandSoul.com (Author of 'A Girl Called Dusty')
'Get hold of this book… I read it in a day. It chronicles the sexual adventures and musical activities of four young lads in a Mod band called The Rest. If you want to get into the feel of that magical decade, it's all here. These guys lived it, did it, and their story is both entertaining and absorbing.'
John Curtis, Bay Radio FM, Spain
'If you 'Google' the name Tony Norman you will find he has done all sorts of books, but My Cool Sixties is definitely… For Adults Only!!'
Sue Marchant, BBC Radio Cambridge
'Loved reading about your teenage Mod band The Rest… you were the original Inbetweeners!'
'My Cool Sixties… what a good read it is. I like the EP too, reminds me of the Action, Creation etc. Made me feel like I was on the Mi Amigo again!'
Roger Day Across The South & 1960's Radio Caroline DJ
'My Cool Sixties is a great book. I felt like I was standing there right next to Tony Norman.'
Steph Temple, Magnet magazine
'Arriving for a chat whilst visiting Madrid on his way to the Spanish coast for a promotional tour, Tony is a larger than life character, distinguished by a wide-brimmed black hat, and bubbling with enthusiasm for the sixties era and music.'
Jeff Wiseman & Alexandra Sheffield, In Madrid magazine.
'Fabulous book… superb CD.'
Robin Dee, Golden Radio International
'An entertaining true story which still feels remarkably fresh, exquisitely told as it happened and a testament to post-war morals and the beat generation. Achieving a huge chunk of your teenage dreams and delivering the tale with a heartfelt smile is certainly a major blessing.'
'His descriptions of all-nighters in Soho, his first fumbling sexual encounters and his relationships with the band all ring true and the book is such a page turner that it becomes a quick read – but only the first time through; this is one to read and re-ead.'
'Covers possibly the most explosive decade in pop music at ground zero level…'
Justin Coe, RTVE, Madrid, Spain
' He (Tony Norman) started writing in the past tense, but it didn't feel right. "I realised it needed to be written in the present tense, like I was living those days all over again. In the Sixties something new, surprising and exciting was happening all the time. You really thought anything was possible…" '
Neone Meakin, Argus Magazine, Brighton
'Took me right back to the Sixties, like I was living it all over again. Good book to take on holiday… the perfect summer read.'
Alan Mullery, 1960s football legend
'He's written for Jackie, Music Now, NME, Radio 1, and has interviewed at various times John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Who, the Kinks, Marc Bolan… absolutely wonderful.'
Richard Green, BBC Radio Devon
'Great book… once started you'll never put down. Love the EP too, especially Forever Road.'
Barry Moon & Susie Bond, Heat Gold FM, Spain
Vic Morgan, BBC Radio Late Show
'Tony Norman was a dream guest…'
Tony Blackburn & Tony Norman, BBC Radio Berkshire