MP3 Biba Original Soundtrack - Biba the Musical
Great rock musical celebrating the phenomenon of the BIBA experience in London during the 60''s and 70''s. Swingin'' 60''s thru glam to punk
26 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Rock opera, POP: with Live-band Production
Biba the Musical
It’s the story of a fantasy that became a fantastic reality. It’s the story of fashion, of the Swinging Sixties, of beautiful people, of a musical and cultural coming of age. London 1964. Biba, the brainchild of Barbara Hulanicki, with her husband, Fitz, started as a tiny boutique in a Kensington sidestreet and grew to become a huge department store – unlike any that had been seen before or ever will again. Biba’s ethos was to be affordable but chic, to be so very very cool it almost hurt. And all who were so very cool hung out there, from Brigitte Bardot to the Rolling Stones. Flamingoes strutted their stuff on the Roof Garden, while the louche and glamorous sipped exotic and often illegal cocktails in the Rainbow Room.
By the mid-seventies, Biba, by now an icon in its own time, found itself struggling to survive in a world that had turned cold and grey, a world of strikes, power cuts and recession. Glam was gone, and the angry voice of punk was on the streets. Suddenly it was all over, almost as suddenly as it had started. But the memories lingered in the minds of the tens of thousands who had been touched by the style, the music, the hedonism and the beautiful decadence that was Biba, and the marquee lived on in various guises, along with the cosmetic range, while Barbara moved to the States to design wonderful interiors for discerning hotels and other concept environments.
This album are the songs from the show that trace the Biba phenomenon from 64 to 76 and on…..The songs are biographical, whimsical, typical, and retain the excitement and flavour of what is now seen as a "belle epoque!"Anyone interested in the power of popular culture and its influence can be impressed by the amount of innovation and attitude that was delivered by the Biba experience...It is still relevant today so check it out
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