"Buy Me, Boston. Local Ads & Flyers, 1960s - 1980s. Volume 1"
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294 Pages, 392 color and black & white images. Softcover 6" x 9".
Take a trip to the Boston of yesteryear, guided by advertisements for the businesses and characters that made the city tick in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s –- restaurants, hair salons, bands, bars, clothing boutiques and more.
"Buy Me, Boston" features over 390 vintage advertisements, posters and flyers. These images have been scanned from original sources, including issues of The Boston Phoenix, The Real Paper, The Bay State Banner, Boston After Dark, Boston Rock and many more, straight from the stockpiles of renowned archivists and historians like David Bieber, Kay Bourne, Chuck White and Wayne Valdez.
Compiled and curated by journalist Brian Coleman, "Buy Me, Boston" is a unique, time-traveling journey back to a city that exists only in the fond memories of longtime denizens. Whether you patronized these establishments and happenings the first time around, or just want to know more about our unique town and the people whose energy and creativity fuels it, this book guarantees smiles with the turn of every new page.
Brian Coleman is a music journalist and historian who has authored four books: "Buy Me, Boston. Volume 1" (Wax Facts Press, 2018); "Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies" (Wax Facts Press, October 2014); "Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies" (Villard / Random House, 2007; Shinko [Japan], 2008); and "Rakim Told Me: Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight From the Original Artists. The ‘80s" (Wax Facts Press, 2005).