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SOHO: GROOVY BOB: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROBERT FRASER – HARRIET VYNER – BOOK TALK

Groovy Bob has been described as “one of the most influential people of the London Sixties scene” by Paul McCartney.  Eton-educated Robert Fraser, was to establish himself at the centre of Britain’s counter-culture at the height of the Swinging Sixties becoming the original celebrity art dealer who brought together artists, musicians and actors during the decade’s social revolution.  Groovy Bob, as he was known, introduced artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to the London scene.  He regularly frequented Soho and places like the Colony Room with friends such as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

Told through the voices of those who knew him best—Paul McCartney, Richard Hamilton, Mick Jagger, Bridget Riley, Keith Richards, Kenneth Anger, Malcolm McLaren and Vyner herself—Groovy Bob is a brilliant biography and a searing portrait of the most exhilarating period in post-war British social history.

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