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1966

1966

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ISBN
9780571277636
Published
28/07/2016
9780571277636
Format
Paperback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
672

About the Book

WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZE
A GUARDIAN MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2015

Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s monument to the year that shaped the future of global pop cultural history.

In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas fomenting since the late 1950s reached boiling point, culminating in a year in which the transient pop moment burst forth. Exploring the canonical figures, from The Beatles and Boty to Warhol and Reagan, 1966 delves deep into the social and cultural heart of the decade through masterfully compiled archival primary sources.

'A marvel of hisotrical reconstruction and pop insight.'
OBSERVER

'Absorbing . . . this is not only fine pop writing, but social history of a high order.'
GUARDIAN

'Savage is rightly regarded as one of the finest cultural critics of the past 40 years . . . an enthralling, exhiliarting read.'
IRISH TIMES

'Exceptional.'
MOJO

WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZEA GUARDIAN MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2015Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s monument to the year that shaped the future of global pop cultural history. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas fomenting since the late 1950s reached boiling point, culminating in a year in which the transient pop moment burst forth. Exploring the canonical figures, from The Beatles and Boty to Warhol and Reagan, 1966 delves deep into the social and cultural heart of the decade through masterfully compiled archival primary sources.'A marvel of hisotrical reconstruction and pop insight.' OBSERVER'Absorbing . . . this is not only fine pop writing, but social history of a high order.'GUARDIAN'Savage is rightly regarded as one of the finest cultural critics of the past 40 years . . . an enthralling, exhiliarting read.'IRISH TIMES'Exceptional.'MOJO
  • Jon Savage

    Jon Savage is the author of England's Dreaming: Sex pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875 - 1945. He has written sleevesnotes for Wire, St. Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys, among others, and his compilations include: Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005); Queer Noises: From the Closest to the Charts 1961 - 1976 (Trikont 2006); and Dreams Come True: Classic Electro 1982-87 (Domino 2008).

“A sprawling tour de force about the pop music if 1966 and the seismic events in the world that helped shape it . . . vast in detail, breathtaking in scope and ambition.”
- Richard Whitehead, The Times
“A marvel of historical reconstruction and pop insight.”
- Ian Thomson, Observer