Harlem 69
Harlem 69

Harlem 69

The Future of Soul

Stuart Cosgrove

(author)

Hardback
Harlem 69 brings Stuart Cosgrove's epic sixties trilogy to a dramatic conclusion and looks forward to brilliant music yet to come - jazz funk to disco and hip hop.
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In 1969, among Harlem's Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy `Goldfinger' Terrell. In February a raid on tenements across New York leads to the arrest of 21 Black Panther party members and one of the most controversial trials of the era. In the summer Harlem plays host to Black Woodstock and concerts starring Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone. The world's most famous guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, a major supporter of the Black Panthers, returns to Harlem in support of their cause.

By the end of the year Harlem is gripped by a heroin pandemic and the death of a 12-year-old child sends shockwaves through the USA, leaving Harlem stigmatised as an area ravaged by crime, gangsters and a darkly vengeful drug problem.

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Book publisher Birlinn General
Publication date 4 Oct 2018
Format Hardback
Pages 256
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