Generation X (1965 book)

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Generation X
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AuthorJane Deverson and Charles Hamblett
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherTandem Books
Publication date
Pages192 pp.

Generation X is a 1965 165-page book on popular youth culture by British journalists Jane Deverson and Charles Hamblett.[1] It contains interviews with teenagers who were part of the Mod subculture. It began as a series of interviews in a 1964 study of British youth, commissioned by British lifestyle magazine Woman's Own where Deverson worked.[2] The interviews detailed a culture of promiscuous and anti-establishment youth, and was seen as inappropriate for the magazine.[3]

Cultural influences[edit]

Generation X, a punk rock band that English musician Billy Idol formed in 1976, was named after the book—a copy of which was owned by Idol's mother.[4]


  1. ^ Charles Hamblett british journalist
  2. ^ "The original Generation X". BBC News. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ Asthana, Anushka & Thorpe, Vanessa. "Whatever happened to the original Generation X?". The Observer. January 23, 2005.
  4. ^ Generation X - A Punk History with Pictures

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