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The Style Council

Entry 1592 posted in: The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit


The Cromwellian existed since 1964 or 1965 and in the autumn of that year jazz-singer, writer, critic and generally bad tempered journalist Georges Melly wrote a piece about the place, that was later re-printed in his excellent account of the pop art days in Britain Revolt Into Style. In contradiction with most flower power studies his book did not appear two decades or more after the facts happened. Melly wrote his essays when Swingin’ London was still swinging although it was slightly running out of breath. The Reverend finds it funny how many of the anecdotes that Melly has noted on the spot can now be found in other books.

Starring in the latest post from The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit (in order of appearance):

Georges Melly
Roy Harrod
Bart Kimber
Georgie Fame
The Zombies
The New Faces
Jonathan King
Dusty Springfield
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Animals
Princess Margaret
Lord Snowdon
Jimi Hendrix
Syd Barrett and... introducing...
Iggy the Inuit