'The definitive history of rock 'n' roll' Rolling Stone
Nik Cohn was brought up in Derry, Northern Ireland. His books include I Am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo, Ball the Wall, The Heart of the World, Need and Triksta- Life and Death and New Orleans Rap. He also wrote the story that gave rise to Saturday Night Fever and collaborated on Rock Dreams and Twentieth Century Dreams with the artist Guy Peellaert. He lives in New York.
"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 *
"The book to read if you want to get some idea of the original primal energy of pop music. Loads of unfounded, biased assertions that almost always turn out to be right. Absolutely essential." -- Jarvis Cocker * Guardian *
"Cohn was the first writer authentically to capture the raucous vitality of pop music" * Sunday Telegraph *