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Introduction Popular culture, popular knowledge
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Let us begin with some public signs; with that urban alphabet where a contemporary sense is expressed.

(Reproduced by courtesy of the Decca Record Company Ltd) The Rolling Stones, photographed for their second LP on Decca by David Bailey, the trendy young photographer who, working in the vortex of the NOW (the 'photographer as pop hero', in

George Melly's phrase), was to be personified two years later by David Hemmings in Michelangelo Antonioni's film Blow-up.