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.
The Euro-Invasion was also full blown with French teen pop singers like Francoise Hardy and France Gall.
France Gall’s “Laisse Tomber Les Filles”: