In a coming-of-age experience unlike any other, author B.J. Neblett chronicles his amusing and energetic youth in the 60s and the changes taking place on both national and international stages.
From Neblett’s grade-school crush—a hazel-eyed beauty named Amy, to the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Civil Rights Movement, Neblett consistently and cleverly reveals the enormity of the changes taking place across a diverse spectrum of events.
From political shifts to scientific achievements, from social dynamics to artistic phenomenon—if it was happening, Neblett was there.
Soon, the gift of a transistor radio—and the shocking rise of rock ’n’ roll—would set Neblett along a path that would ultimately define his life as Billy James, nationally known radio disc jockey. He painstakingly reveals his own youthful struggles with alcohol and substance abuse, and a fast-lane lifestyle that would ultimately claim the life of his best friend.
Utilizing his highly capable writing style, B.J. Neblett transports his readers back to a time of worldwide transition, where actions and events would inevitably shape the future for millions of Americans.
“With an uncanny ability to put action into words, author B.J. Neblett conducts readers on a scenic tour through a decade-long transition period,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Ice Cream Camelot reveals an evolutionary time when technological advancements kept pace with cultural trends.”
Author B.J. Neblett was born in the heart of South Philadelphia where, at the tender age of seventeen, he gained national exposure when his work, “An Anthology of Modern Poetry” appeared in Encounter magazine. After serving in the army during the Vietnam War, he would soon fulfill his childhood dream and embark on a thirty-year odyssey as popular radio DJ, “Billy James.” Known as one of the last true “personality”