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                                 The Sexual Revolution
                                   of the Titanic 1970s


                                       Epigraphs

                                    ...men everywhere,
                                         Jazz...
                                        Booze...
                                         Life...
                                    Joy everywhere...
                              — “(Oh, It’s Heaven) Nowadays,”
                                John Kander and Fred Ebb,
                                     Chicago (1975)
                                Chicago opened on Broadway
                          the same June 1975 that Drummer debuted.



                    Whoever did not live in the years neighboring the revolu-
                    tion does not know what the pleasure of living means.
                              —Charles Maurice de Talleyrand


                              Bliss was it that dawn to be alive,
                              but to be young was very heaven.
                          —William Wordsworth, The Prelude (1805)



                        To me this part of the city always seemed joyful
                           but now is just horror and nothing more.
                                  — Pier Paolo Pasolini,
                           “The Search for a Home,” Roman Poems












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