Jon Savage is a "leading punk expert" (AllMusic) and the author of 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded; 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 and Joy Division, as well as the feature film Teenage. Savage has written liner notes for Wire, St. Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys, among others, and his compilations include Dreams Come True: Classic Electro 1982-87 (Domino); Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI); and Queer Noises: From the Closet to the Charts, 1961-1976 (Trikont). He is a regular contributor to the Guardian.
"The definitive history of youth in revolt, from the gaslight age
to the dawn of rock."
-David Fricke, Rolling Stone
"Compulsive reading . . . Teenage is a rich, rewarding
book that makes an important contribution to cultural history."
-Camille Paglia, The New York Times Book Review "Resonant . . . Savage explores . . . [an] array of teenager types, from the wild, sensational precursors to juvenile delinquency to the straight-laced good-citizen proto- preppie. It's Savage's claim to being a great historian, and it's mighty convincing."