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The revolution will be televised

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 01:38

''You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970'' exhibition opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Angela Moore reports.

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It was the decade that changed everything. In the late 60s - music, fashion, literature and art all came together to form an explosion of new ideas about everything from national politics to women's sexuality. It was real change felt around the world. SOUNDBITE: Geoffrey Marsh, exhibition co-curator, saying (English): "There's this extraordinary sense of freedom and the wish for change, and I think what we're trying to capture in this exhibition is there wasn't just one revolution, there were literally hundreds of revolutions. It was different if you were in the north of England working in a factory, it's very different from being in London in the music business, but it's also very different if you were in Berlin or Shanghai or America." The exhibition is called "You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 to 1970 - and it includes hundreds of items that defined the era, such as the pop art of Andy Warhol, the mod style popularized by Twiggy, guitars owned by Jimi Hendrix and the suits worn by John Lennon and George Harrison on the cover the Beatle's album - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. SOUNDBITE: Joe Boyd, music producer and founder of the UFO Club, saying (English): "The sixties was genuinely a revolutionary period. I mean it was amazing to think today that music and politics came together in such a vivid way." You can experience the spirit of the sixties at the V&A Museum in London through February 2017.

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The revolution will be televised

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 01:38