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1966

Jon Savage

Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage’s monument to the year that shaped the
future of global pop cultural history. Featuring a new foreword by David Mitchell.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571368556
Date Published
03.06.2021
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Summary

WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZE
A GUARDIAN MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2015
FEATURING A NEW FOREWORD BY DAVID MITCHELL

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

‘One of Britain’s most trusted cultural historians.’
THE FACE

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

(This book is part of a reissue of Jon Savage’s seminal works: 1966, Teenage, and England’s Dreaming)

Critic Reviews

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
Critic Reviews

A marvel of historical reconstruction and pop insight.

Ian Thomson, Observer
Critic Reviews

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

Bob Stanley, Guardian
Critic Reviews

Erudite and imaginative . . . [Savage] plots a zigzag course through a turbulent and pivotal year, using a dozen key records as signposts to social change.

Richard Williams, Guardian, Best Music Books of 2015
Critic Reviews

I have always imagined myself to be an impeccably liberal aesthete. But after reading about The Velvet Underground performing gigs with art-house films projected onto their faces, “ultra sounds” screaming from the amplifiers, accompanied by “sadomasochistic mime”, I find that I am actually slightly to the right of Darth Vader – a discovery that only adds to this book’s compulsive enjoyment . . . engaging . . . hugely entertaining.

Sinclair McKay, Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

Savage is rightly regarded as one of the finest cultural critics of the past 40 years . . . it is a tribute to the breadth of vision that these 12 chapters could easily have spawned a dozen books . . . glorious . . . insightful and authoritative . . . an enthralling, exhilarating read.

Johnny Rogan, Irish Times
JonSavage

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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