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Rich Deakin
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[Photo of Rich Deakin in Dalston, London by David Kerekes]

Biographical Information

Born 1965, in Leicester, England. RICH DEAKIN was influenced by punk in his formative years, and left school as soon as he could. For the next twelve years he dedicated his time to being a full-time wastrel and occasional disc jockey, until he reached a crossroads, and made the pivotal decision to re-educate himself. He eventually went on to a complete a Masters thesis on the British underground press and now works at the University of Gloucestershire. He lives in Cheltenham with his long-time girlfriend and two Persian cats, Maumau and Owsley.

Rich also edits the Mick Farren endorsed website: Funtopia.

He is author of the Headpress book Keep It Together! Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and Pink Fairies (Headpress 2007) and contributed the article "Mozic and the Revolution Revisted" to Headpress 28.


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Headpress 28, edited by John Sinclair. Marks the fortieth anniversary of the original White Panthers movement and celebrates the union with historical counterculture figure, social reformer and living legend, John Sinclair, to promote free speech through independent writing and art without boundaries. More about this item»

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Keep It Together! Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and Pink Fairies by Rich Deakin is the remarkable story of London’s communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents: the Deviants and the Pink Fairies. More about this item»

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