Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, Hendrix, Dusty and Tages - the music explosion of the 60's in Gothenburg seen through the lens of Hans Sidén's camera.
He sat so close to the band that he could've leaned forward and touched Lennon's shoes when The Beatles played Cirkus in October 1963. He bantered with Rolling Stones in a hotel room, went to the discoteque with The Who and had dinner with The Troggs.
He hitched a ride with Tages to Stockholm and with The Hep Stars to Borås, served Cat Stevens home made pizza, lent stacks of Tamla Motown and Stax singles to english DJ Clem Dalton and hung around every soundcheck when the stars came to town. Journalist, illustrator and author Hans Sidén had front row tickets to the music scene in Gothenburg, Sweden all through the sixties and happened to bring his cameras.
His photographed is a vibrant testimony of a distans, yet oddly present decade. The Boy in the Paisley Shirt is his story seen through the lens of his camera.
"I've sold my soul, I've been beaten in my days. I have painted my walls and I've taken what I want."
The anonymous street artist Hellstrom Street Art mixes Childhood icons with lyrics from Håkan Hellström, one of Sweden's most beloved artists. Without compromising his integrity he has taken his art from the streets of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Berlin and Budapest into the art galleries. And he won't apologize.
For now this book is only published in Swedish.