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Cohn, Nik

Overview
Works: 126 works in 459 publications in 8 languages and 6,287 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Film adaptations  Dance films  History  Fiction  Biographies  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other, Originator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nik Cohn
 
Most widely held works by Nik Cohn
Rock from the beginning by Nik Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and Russian and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday night fever by John Badham( Visual )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Brooklyn store clerk who is a Saturday night disco king. He begins to question the narrowness of his perspective when he meets a girl who is shedding her origins for a more sophisticated lifestyle
The heart of the world by Nik Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of Broadway has been written before, but never better ... The verbal energy that pours off these pages is enough to transform the hell of ... Times Square into a rough-hewn heaven, neon lit and open all night ... The only thing wrong with this book is it isn't longer." 'NEWSWEEK Nik Cohn ushers readers along the street he calls "The Heart of the World." producing a book that is a resplendent pageant of New York's high-and low-life. Among the characters we meet are a golden-tongued cab driver who calls himself a "collector of farces"; a pickpocket with the terrifying gift of impersonating his marks; a heartbreakingly beautiful Dominican tranvestite named Lush Life; strippers; pseudo-prophets; and a disgraced political veteran of the days when the graft was still honest. Conducted by a writer with the manic energy of a sideshow barker and the full-blooded lyricism of a raucous poet, this is a bebop odyssey along the Great White Way that reaches in implication far beyond the streets of New York to document the ever-evolving mixtures that make up America itself. "A lovely, bracing book, full to bursting with juicy, tasty, rancid life. While making its bawdy way through crowded spaces ... it also travels through modern times ... wondrous." 'USA TODAY
Bob Dylan : a retrospective by Craig McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of essays by authors: Robert Shelton, Gil Turner, Sidney Fields, Val Adams, Nat Hentoff, Irwin Silber, Paul Nelson, Joseph Gelmis, Nora Ephron, Susan Edmiston, Ewan MacColl, Frances Taylor, Joseph Haas, Israel Young, Studs Terkel, Jules Siegel, John Gordon, Ralph J. Gleason, Michael Iachetta, Richard Goldstein, Lilian Roxon, Ellen Willis, Huber Saal, Jon Landau, John Cohen, Happy Traum, Tom Smucker, Michael March, William C. Woods, Nik Cohn, Jann Wenner, Robert Christgau, Steven Goldberg, A.J. Weberman, Wilfred Mellers
Triksta : life and death and New Orleans rap by Nik Cohn( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of a city, its music, and a way of life that often embraces death. This book had already gone to press when Hurricane Katrina struck
Staying alive by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to the film Saturday night fever. Drama about the career and romantic entanglements of a Broadway dancer
Yes we have no : adventures in the other England by Nik Cohn( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether rampaging native or second-generation immigrant, each member of this remarkable chorus has a distinct story and a voice to match, and their lives define a world cut loose from tradition and all certainty. Gone bananas, in fact."--Jacket
Rock dreams by Guy Peellaert( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in collages van bekende figuren uit de rock-muziek, vanaf Elvis Presley to en met The Who
Need by Nik Cohn( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and German and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four New York misfits search for a reason for living. One is a pimp, the second a woman who works as a target in knife throwing contests, the third a belly dancer, and the fourth is a black Irishman. Their hangout is Ferdousine's Zoo, a Manhattan pet shop, until the action switches to the subway system for a confrontation with the Black Swans, a tunnel cult
Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom : the golden age of rock by Nik Cohn( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of eleven, Nik Cohn heard a record whose lyrics changed his life. Little Richard screamed: "Tutti frutti all rootie, tutti frutti all rootie, tutti frutti all rootie, awopbopaloobop alopbamboom!" For Cohn, this seemed a magical code - the language of the future." "Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom was the first book to celebrate that language, the primal essence of rock 'n' roll. But it was much more than that. Written in 1968 and revised in 1972, it was a cogent yet unruly history of the era, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix. And while telling outrageous tales, vividly describing the music, and cutting through the hype, Nik Cohn unknowingly engendered a new form: rock criticism." "But Awopbopaloobop has been unavailable in this country for over two decades, and, while rock criticism has turned into a veritable industry, its progenitor lurked only in used bookstores and private bookshelves. Now, with a new preface by the author, this classic is once more available - as riotous a spree as any in rock writing."--Jacket
Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom : pop from the beginning by Nik Cohn( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nik Cohn began to write this book in the late 1960s with a simple purpose: to catch the feel, the pulse of Rock. Nobody had written a serious book on the subject before, and there were no reference books or research to refer to. The result is an unruly, thrilling and definitive history of an era, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix, full of guts, flash, energy and speed. In vividly describing the music and cutting through the hype, Nik Cohn engendered and perfected a new form: rock criticism
King Death by Nik Cohn( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop from the beginning by Nik Cohn( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th-century dreams by Nik Cohn( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private diaries of Max Vail, here made vivid with cutting-edge computer collages, are nothing less than the secret history of our century--forming a priceless narrative and a rare gift to the millennium. 84 full-color images
Arfur: teenage pinball queen; a novel by Nik Cohn( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am still the greatest says Johnny Angelo by Nik Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Am Still The Greatest Says Johnny Angelo is Nik Cohn's hymn to rock as myth, in all its crazed, absurd, and glorious excess. Partly based on the legendary rocker, PJ Proby, Johnny Angelo is the pop star to end all pop stars—narcissistic, mock-heroic, and massively destructive. The novel follows his progress from warped infancy to final messianic explosion. It is a top read, which David Bowie once claimed inspired Ziggy Stardust
Today there are no gentlemen: the changes in Englishmen's clothes since the war by Nik Cohn( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of iron : the world of female bodybuilders by Nik Cohn( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Hausmann : photographs 1927-1936 by Raoul Hausmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raoul Hausmann's photographic work has long been underrated. This key artists of the twentieth century is remembered primarily for the central role he played in Berlin Dada with his assemblages, photomontages, and optophonetic poems, yet the vicissitudes of history caused his photography, an essential facet of his oeuvre, to be cast almost entirely into the shade. From 1927 on, Hausmann became an avid and restless photographer in Germany, in particular during his stays at the North Sea and Baltic coasts. While in exile in Ibiza after the Nazis came to power, he took an interest in the local populace and vernacular architecture, before emigrating again in 1936. During this intense decade, he reflected extensively on photography, developing a highly individual practice in the medium, simultaneously documentary and lyrical, inextricably linked to his way of thinking and living. His circle of friends included August Sander, Raoul Ubac, and Lázló Moholy-Nagy, who announced to Vera Broido, one of Hausmann's partners: 'I learnt everything that I know from Raoul.' This book by art historian Cécile Bargues reveals Hausmann's interwar photographic work in its entirety, and presents a detailed time line of his life. The publication concludes with a previously unpublished text in which author Nik Cohn, Vera Broido's son, recounts his mother's memories of Hausmann."
Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom : l'âge d'or du rock by Nik Cohn( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrit en 1968 et révisé en 1972, ceci est l'histoire véridique et turbulente d'une époque
 
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Triksta : life and death and New Orleans rap
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The heart of the worldTriksta : life and death and New Orleans rapYes we have no : adventures in the other EnglandRock dreamsNeedAwopbopaloobop alopbamboom : the golden age of rockAwopbopaloobop alopbamboom : pop from the beginning20th-century dreamsI am still the greatest says Johnny Angelo
Alternative Names
Cohn, Nick 1946-

Nik Cohn brit író, újságíró, zenekritikus, 1946-

Nik Cohn britisch-amerikanischer Rockjournalist und Reiseliterat

Nik Cohn Brits journalist

Ник Кон

コーン, ニック

ニック・コーン

Languages
English (247)

German (25)

French (12)

Spanish (7)

Italian (5)

Japanese (3)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)