High Flying Around – Memories of the 1960s Leicester Music Scene

High Flying Around – Memories of the 1960s Leicester Music Scene

Author: Shaun Knapp

ISBN: 9781780915500

  • $20.00


Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the ‘Summer of Love’ phenomenon, High Flying Around tells the story of the vibrant music scene in Leicester during the latter part of the 1960s through the eyes of the people that were there.

The book tells the story in two parts – firstly via the remaining members of Legay, a massively popular Leicester mod / psychedelic band whose fan base encompassed the East Midlands.

Secondly, through those that were actively taking part in the scene; DJs, designers, agents, musicians, mods and those that attended the vast number of venues across the city and county.

The book includes a fascinating foreword by Dr Su Barton on the social DNA of Leicester during the 1960s and how it affected the young people of the day.

About the Author

Shaun Knapp is Leicester born and bred and has spent many years in the city’s venues standing on sticky floors and cigarette ends watching aspiring and established Leicester bands rise, fall and sometimes hit the big time.

Shaun grew up with the Leicester music scene in his veins – his brother is John Knapp who played with two of the city’s most highly respected and much missed bands from the 60s and 70s: Legay and Gypsy.

With a double passion for contemporary local history and music and a background in city centre tourism and marketing, Shaun is the ideal person to tell the story of one of the most exciting eras in Leicester’s history.


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