Books & drugs & rock & roll
17th April 2011
A complete legend has built up around Martin Stone, an enigmatic, almost Dickensian figure, famously described by his friend and fellow book collector John Baxter as “a very thin man in a black beret, with the air of a minor-league pickpocket,” stealing through the London streets at dawn only to disappear into the shadows of each dusty bookshop, yet magically appearing at exactly the right moment to seal a deal or popping up in the right place to unearth a money-spinning rarity... read more.
About the book
For anyone who ever rocked, rolled, bopped and reeled at a gig in Croydon... raved to the Yardbirds in the back room of the Star public house or spent the last penny of their student grant on a ticket for Genesis at the Greyhound. If you were at Croydon College to see Kilburn & the HighRoads make their debut or sat through the recording of the ‘Five Bridges’ album by the Nice at the Fairfield Halls - then this book is for you... Read more.