2016 will see the 50th anniversary of defining year in global pop cultural history, 1966. Jon Savage’s exploration of the key highs, lows and revolutionary moments, will be at the centre of reflection on what made that year so uniquely resonant.
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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.’
‘Absorbing . . . this is not only fine pop writing, but social history of a high order.’
‘Savage is rightly regarded as one of the finest cultural critics of the past 40 years . . . an enthralling, exhiliarting read.’
'[A] sprawling tour de force about the pop music of 1966 and the seismic events in the world that helped shape it...vast in detail, breathtaking in scope and ambition'
'A marvel of historical reconstruction and pop insight'
'This was 1966; nobody quite knew what was going on. Now, thanks to this exceptional slice of pop culture history, we do.'
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