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October 31, 2013

New Book: “1963, The Year of the Revolution”

By Departures Dispatch | Books

1963: The Year of the Revolution
Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Famous wasn’t even a term then. It wasn’t even a concept. Famous was the people we loathed already. The Beatles were trying to be famous. They weren’t yet but they were on the edge. It looked like they were going that way. People who were famous were game show hosts and people like that. Fame wasn’t part of the program or the agenda.”

—Eric Clapton, as quoted in Robin Morgan and Ariel Leve’s new oral history, 1963, The Year of the Revolution: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion (It Books)