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1966

Jon Savage

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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9780571277643
Date Published
17.11.2015
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

'[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'

Richard Whitehead, The Times
Critic Reviews

'A marvel of historical reconstruction and pop insight'

Ian Thomson, The Observer
Critic Reviews

'This was 1966; nobody quite knew what was going on. Now, thanks to this exceptional slice of pop culture history, we do.'

Mojo
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Jon Savage is the author of England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875-1945. He is the writer of the award-winning film documentaries The Brian Epstein Story (1988) and Joy Division (2007), as well as the feature film Teenage (2013). His compilations include Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005) and Queer Noises: From the Closet to…

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