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Photo: "Swinging"

20 December 2013

"Swinging" mission: the Salvation Army pop group The Joystrings at their first recording at Abbey Road. From 1963 to 1968, the group evangelised for a new era of coffee bars and electric guitars, and even performed in the Playboy Club. Its first single, in 1964, was "It's an Open Secret". Sylvia Dalziel, a group member who married its bass drummer, has written The Joystrings: The story of the Salvation Army pop group, enhanced by numerous evocative publicity and news photos (Shield Books, £14.95; 978-0-85412-906-5)

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