The Beat Generation in Europe

June 7, 2009

Rebellious youth, loud jazz, sex, drugs, and cigarettes! Let’s jive Daddy-O! Opening credits from Edmond T Gréville’s 1960 British film “Beat Girl”. Gillian Hills is SMOKING in this clip!

Beat poet William Pryor had some amazing photos of him and his friends running around Europe in the 1960’s. They are definitely very cool.

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The Euro-Invasion was also full blown with French teen pop singers like Francoise Hardy and France Gall.

French teen pop singer Francoise Hardy

French teen pop singer Francoise Hardy

France Gall’s “Laisse Tomber Les Filles”:

Benny Waters plays in Paris Cafe - Photo by Harold Chapman

Benny Waters plays in Paris Cafe - Photo by Harold Chapman

Beat Girls competing for the title of "Miss Beatnik" - San Francisco 1959

Beat Girls competing for the title of "Miss Beatnik" - San Francisco 1959

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