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'The definitive history of rock 'n' roll' Rolling Stone

Nik Cohn began to write this book in the late 1960s with a simple purpose: to catch the feel, the pulse of Rock. Nobody had written a serious book on the subject before, and there were no reference books or research to refer to. The result is an unruly, thrilling and definitive history of an era, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix, full of guts, flash, energy and speed. In vividly describing the music and cutting through the hype, Nik Cohn engendered and perfected a new form: rock criticism.

Reviews

A thrilling, inspirational read.

Bob Stanley, Guardian

Set the template for a whole new style of rock journalism, informed, irreverent, passionate and polemical.

Choice Magazine

The best writer about pop music...an inspiration.

Jarvis Cocker, BBC Radio 6 Music

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784870485

    March 28, 2016

    Vintage Classics

    272 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781473546325

    February 11, 2016

    Vintage Digital

    272 pages

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