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Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 02 White Heat
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 02 White Heat
Published: 2013/01/15
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Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 01 Hijack
Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 01 Hijack
Published: 2013/01/12
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Bob Sterling Band featuring Barry Miles
Bob Sterling Band featuring Barry Miles
Published: 2009/06/10
Channel: Joseph Podlesnik
Barry Miles & John Tytell discuss William S. Burroughs
Barry Miles & John Tytell discuss William S. Burroughs
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: Strand Bookstore
Sky Train (Usa, 1977) de Barry Miles
Sky Train (Usa, 1977) de Barry Miles
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: Nicolás Guzmán
Barry Miles - Trouble on the Mainline
Barry Miles - Trouble on the Mainline
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Barry Miles
Barry Miles and Terry Silverlight. WOW!
Barry Miles and Terry Silverlight. WOW!
Published: 2011/05/19
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Barry Miles - Chain Of Events
Barry Miles - Chain Of Events
Published: 2012/05/03
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Barry Miles
Barry Miles' Last Concert | Culter35
Published: 2014/08/22
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Barry Miles - Magic Theater
Barry Miles - Magic Theater
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Dido
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 01 Little Heart Of Pieces
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 01 Little Heart Of Pieces
Published: 2013/01/14
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Jazz Funk - Barry Miles - Country Miles
Jazz Funk - Barry Miles - Country Miles
Published: 2011/07/08
Channel: Herecomes Mongo
Barry Miles - Shine Over the Mill
Barry Miles - Shine Over the Mill
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Barry Miles
Barry Miles - Scatbird (1972)
Barry Miles - Scatbird (1972)
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Nicolas Rodriguez
1958-10-2 Art Ford-8 Barry Miles + John Parelli (drums) Mop Mop
1958-10-2 Art Ford-8 Barry Miles + John Parelli (drums) Mop Mop
Published: 2012/08/29
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Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 07 Sound Song
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 07 Sound Song
Published: 2013/01/15
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Barry Miles- Loved you so long
Barry Miles- Loved you so long
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: Balázs Tóth
(1978) Barry Miles - Fusion Is [Cassette Rip]
(1978) Barry Miles - Fusion Is [Cassette Rip]
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Belluci Media
Barry Miles - Country miles
Barry Miles - Country miles
Published: 2014/09/24
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Eric Kloss Barry Miles - Relay
Eric Kloss Barry Miles - Relay
Published: 2012/03/07
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Bob Sterling Band featuring Barry Miles
Bob Sterling Band featuring Barry Miles
Published: 2009/06/10
Channel: Joseph Podlesnik
Barry Miles: You Oughta Know By Now
Barry Miles: You Oughta Know By Now
Published: 2013/01/28
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Barry Miles   Magic Theater
Barry Miles Magic Theater
Published: 2014/05/24
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Barry Miles - Love Garden
Barry Miles - Love Garden
Published: 2012/05/03
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Barry Miles   Finger Ring
Barry Miles Finger Ring
Published: 2010/10/18
Channel: Derwin White
Magic Theater (Usa, 1975) de Barry Miles
Magic Theater (Usa, 1975) de Barry Miles
Published: 2015/04/13
Channel: Nicolás Guzmán
Jim Haynes, Barry Miles & Jenny Fabian in discussion with John Cavanagh
Jim Haynes, Barry Miles & Jenny Fabian in discussion with John Cavanagh
Published: 2009/11/27
Channel: StreetLevelPhoto
Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 02 Contrasts
Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 02 Contrasts
Published: 2013/01/12
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Barry Miles
Barry Miles' Silverlight - Down to Mirth
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: radiomix
Jazz Funk - Barry Miles
Jazz Funk - Barry Miles' Silverlight - Rebate
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Sunlight Man
Barry Miles- The Cat
Barry Miles- The Cat
Published: 2013/02/01
Channel: Balázs Tóth
Barry Miles - Zoot Suit Stomp
Barry Miles - Zoot Suit Stomp
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: UnidiscMusic
Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 03 Aural
Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 03 Aural
Published: 2013/01/12
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Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 04 Descent
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 04 Descent
Published: 2013/01/15
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Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 04 Take Your Clothes
Barry Miles - Barry Miles 1970 - 04 Take Your Clothes
Published: 2013/01/12
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Barry Miles - The Adventure
Barry Miles - The Adventure
Published: 2012/05/03
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Barry Miles and Silverlight - Buck Rogers
Barry Miles and Silverlight - Buck Rogers
Published: 2012/08/08
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Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 05 Tangent
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 05 Tangent
Published: 2013/01/15
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Cityscape
Cityscape
Published: 2014/05/25
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Barry Miles   Skeleton Dance Scatbird [1972])
Barry Miles Skeleton Dance Scatbird [1972])
Published: 2013/09/12
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Realize Magazine & Barry Miles, Biographer of William Burroughs
Realize Magazine & Barry Miles, Biographer of William Burroughs
Published: 2015/01/21
Channel: Realize Magazine
Jazz Fusion - Barry Miles And Silverlight - Silver Lightning
Jazz Fusion - Barry Miles And Silverlight - Silver Lightning
Published: 2015/09/19
Channel: Sunlight Man
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 03 Woodstock
Barry Miles - White Heat 1971 - 03 Woodstock
Published: 2013/01/15
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Lewis.Brown - Magic Theatre (Barry Miles cover)
Lewis.Brown - Magic Theatre (Barry Miles cover)
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: rich brown
A FLG Maurepas upload - Barry Miles - Cityscape (The Fusion Suite) - Jazz Fusion
A FLG Maurepas upload - Barry Miles - Cityscape (The Fusion Suite) - Jazz Fusion
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: FLG Maurepas
Barry Miles - Skeleton Dance (Scatbird [1972])
Barry Miles - Skeleton Dance (Scatbird [1972])
Published: 2010/01/14
Channel: seostattler
Marcelo D2 / Sample - Barry Miles
Marcelo D2 / Sample - Barry Miles
Published: 2017/04/08
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Barry Miles  "gypsy dance"
Barry Miles "gypsy dance"
Published: 2014/11/01
Channel: raymond kearney
Jazz Fusion - Barry Miles - Woodstock
Jazz Fusion - Barry Miles - Woodstock
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: Sunlight Man
A FLG Maurepas upload - Barry Miles - Little Heart Of Pieces - Jazz Fusion
A FLG Maurepas upload - Barry Miles - Little Heart Of Pieces - Jazz Fusion
Published: 2017/04/28
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Barry Miles
Born 1943 (age 73–74)
Cirencester, England
Other names Miles
Spouse(s) Rosemary Bailey
Website www.barrymiles.co.uk

Barry Miles, or "Miles" (born 1943, in Cirencester, England), is an English author known for his participation in and writing on the subjects of the 1960s London underground and counterculture. He is the author of numerous books and his work has also regularly appeared in left-wing papers such as The Guardian. In the 1960s, he was co-owner of the Indica Gallery and helped start the independent newspaper International Times.

Life and work[edit]

In the 1960s, Miles worked at Better Books, which was managed by Tony Godwin. Godwin was friends with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with whom he would exchange Penguin books for City Lights publications. In 1965 Allen Ginsberg gave a reading at Better Books that led to the International Poetry Incarnation, a seminal event co-organised by Miles.

In 1965, Miles and his wife, the former Susan Crane,[1] introduced Paul McCartney to hash brownies by using a recipe for hash fudge that they had found in The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.[2]

Following the International Poetry Incarnation, Miles established the Indica Gallery and Bookshop, allowing him to meet many of the stars of the Swinging London social scene.[3] Miles brought McCartney into contact with people who wanted to start International Times, which McCartney helped to fund.[4]

With John Hopkins and Dave Howson, Miles organised The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, a concert on 29 April 1967 at Alexandra Palace to raise funds for International Times. It was a multi-artist event, featuring poets, artists and musicians. Pink Floyd headlined the event; other artists included: Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Arthur Brown, jazz-rock group Soft Machine, Tomorrow and The Pretty Things.

Miles became the de facto manager of the Apple's short-lived Zapple Records label in 1969. While temporarily living in California, Miles produced an album of poetry readings by Richard Brautigan entitled Listening to Richard Brautigan for Zapple. Miles's friendship with Brautigan ended when Miles became involved in an affair with Brautigan's girlfriend Valerie Estes. By the time, the album was completed Miles and Brautigan communicated to each other only through their respective lawyers.[5] Zapple was closed before it could release the Brautigan album, but it was eventually released in 1970 by the U.S. division of Harvest Records.

In 1970, Miles moved with his wife to rural New York state, where he lived with Allen Ginsberg on his farm. However, Miles's marriage soon ended and he returned to England.[1] Miles currently lives in London and is married to travel writer Rosemary Bailey.[6]

Miles's book Hippie is a reminiscence of the Hippie sub-culture of the 1960s and early 1970s, with interviews, quotes, and images. He co-wrote I Want to Take You Higher (documenting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit by the same name) with Charles Perry and James Henke.

Miles wrote Paul McCartney's official biography, Many Years from Now (1998). Miles has also written biographies of Frank Zappa, John Lennon, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Ginsberg, in addition to books on The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Clash,[7][8] as well as a definitive history of London's counterculture since 1945, London Calling.[9]

Politics[edit]

In March 1978, Miles wrote an article critical of the Canadian band Rush and its drummer Neil Peart, which labeled the band as right-wing.[10] The article, published in UK's New Musical Express, took exception to Peart's advocacy of the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand.[11] Peart had also described the Sex Pistols as products of a "socialist" state.[10][12] Miles also described Rand (a Russian-born anti-communist who had become an American citizen) as an "ultra right-wing American." Miles focused on Peart's politics and criticized the band's perceived aloofness and libertarian rhetoric.

In a 2005 biography of Frank Zappa, in which he made no effort to conceal his disdain or disapproval of his subject, Miles criticized Zappa regarding his business-oriented approach to art and complaints about inefficient labor union regulations.[13] Zappa regularly described himself as "a devout capitalist" and attempted to broker joint commercial ventures with business interests in the former Soviet Union following the end of the Cold War in 1991.[14]

Works[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonathon Green Obituary: Sue Miles, The Guardian (website), 13 October 2010.
  2. ^ Miles, London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945, 2010, p. 233.
  3. ^ Thomson, Liz: London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945, By Barry Miles The Independent, Friday, 12 March 2010.
  4. ^ Miles (2010), p. 232.
  5. ^ "Comprehensive information about Richard Brautigan, his life, and writings", Brautigan.net. Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Rosemary Bailey website http://www.rosemarybailey.com/
  7. ^ Amazon Review of Many Years from Now, Amazon.com, 4 November 2005. Retrieved on 14 September 2007.
  8. ^ Miles, Barry (1981). The Clash. London; New York: Omnibus Press. OCLC 7676911. 
  9. ^ Barry Miles, London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945, 2010.
  10. ^ a b "Is everybody feelin' all RIGHT? (Geddit...?)". New Musical Express, 4 March 1978.
  11. ^ The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies (Volume 4, Number 1): 161-85
  12. ^ Rush: "Our fans feel vindicated", The Guardian, 24 March 2011.
  13. ^ Zappa: A Biography, Grove Press, 2004.
  14. ^ Feldman, Paul (6 December 1993). "Frank Zappa, Iconoclast of Rock, Dies at 52". Los Angeles Times. 

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