The Eighties: One Day, One Decade

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One Day: Saturday 13 July 1985, nearly two billion people woke up with one purpose. Nearly a third of humanity knew where they were going to be that day. Watching, listening to, attending: Live Aid.

One Decade: Britain in the Eighties was different. The culture was different, the politics were different, and our engagement with the world was different. And it was just one day in 1985 that showed how different it was.

In One Day, One Decade Dylan Jones tells the story of the Eighties through that day at Wembley, sweeping backwards to the end of the Seventies, and forward to the start of the Nineties. It draws on his personal reminiscences and perspective of music, media, fashion, politics and all forms of pop culture to frame the decade.

This is a big book but not a exhaustive and dry social history. Live Aid was the decade’s pinch point, when a nation's attitudes and expectations were somehow captured and changed forever. The author suggests that before Live Aid, Britain was one place, and after Live Aid it was another.

Britain in the Eighties was a juxtaposition of militancy and profligacy, a country where industry was being broken down, societies were being demolished, and unemployment became an inevitable lifestyle choice: yet the Eighties was also the apotheosis of pop culture, a decade where entertainment, opinion and subjectivity were more important than ever before.

Dylan Jones was at the heart of the 1980s editing the seminal magazines i-D and The Face. He was one of the Blitz Kids and was both a commentator and one of the style-makers of the time. This is a controversial book, a story told from the inside by one who was at the centre of events.

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" Fascinating ... a unique insight into the day, and the decade." ( Observer)

" Live Aid was such an utterly humungous phenomenon that, in many ways, it came to define our memories of an entire decade ... Dylan Jones [is] perfectly poised at the heart of it all to give us an electric and sometimes eye-opening account." ( Star magazine)

"Hugely pleasing ... Dylan Jones looks at the Eighties through the prism of Live Aid." ( Evening Standard)

"This is a bumper Live Aid book containing a wealth of backstage anecdotes which paint a candid view of the 1980s pop aristocracy." ( Herald)

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Multi-award winning editor of GQ magazine and former 'Blitz Kid' Dylan Jones writes his personal history of the 1980s.

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