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Cohn, Nik

Works: 110 works in 436 publications in 8 languages and 6,167 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Film adaptations  Dance films  History  Biographies  Fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other
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Publications about Nik Cohn
Publications by Nik Cohn
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Most widely held works by Nik Cohn
Rock from the beginning by Nik Cohn( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Saturday night fever by John Badham( visu )
34 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Tony is a young man living in Brooklyn. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dancefloor. At the disco, Tony meets Stephanie and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Her goal is to move across the river to Manhattan. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the life he is leading and he and Stephanie decide to help one another to start afresh
The heart of the world by Nik Cohn( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 466 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 412 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
Staying alive by Sylvester Stallone( visu )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest chance yet-- making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage
Triksta : life and death and New Orleans rap by Nik Cohn( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 354 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
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 341 libraries worldwide
"Forget about cricket, tea with the vicar and the changing of the guard (and about the much-hyped Cool Britannia as well), and encounter a hidden nation - the many millions who've fallen out of the mainstream, or chosen to jump. Nik Cohn's kaleidoscopic England is made up of techno freaks and soccer-obsessives, faith healers and fetishists, graffiti artists, Odinists, Rastas, Elvis impersonators, even the Antichrist. Armed with insatiable curiosity and guided by Mary Carson, an unstoppable Irish firebrand, Cohn whirls from the changing countryside of Cornwall and East Anglia to the ravaged postindustrial North, from riotous seaside towns to London netherworlds
Rock dreams by Guy Peellaert( Book )
42 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 297 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 3 languages and held by 212 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 : pop from the beginning by Nik Cohn( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 212 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
Awopbopaloobop alopbamboom : the golden age of rock by Nik Cohn( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 175 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
20th-century dreams by Nik Cohn( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Pop from the beginning by Nik Cohn( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Arfur: teenage pinball queen; a novel by Nik Cohn( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Women of iron : the world of female bodybuilders by Nik Cohn( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
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 93 libraries worldwide
I am still the greatest, says Johnny Angelo by Nik Cohn( Book )
17 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Market by Nik Cohn( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Saturday night fever by H. B Gilmour( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Saturday Night Fever is one of those movies that comes along and seems to change the cultural temperature in a flash. After the movie's release in 1977, disco ruled the dance floors, and a blow-dried member of a TV-sitcom ensemble became the hottest star in the country. For all that, the story is conventional: a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn, Tony Manero (John Travolta), works in a humble paint store and lives with his family. After dark, he becomes the polyester-clad stallion of the local nightclub; Tony's brother, a priest, observes that when Tony hits the dance floor, the crowd parts like the Red Sea before Moses. Director John Badham captures the electric connection between music and dance, and also the desperation that lies beneath Tony's ambitions to break out of his limited world. The soundtrack, which spawned a massively successful album, is dominated by the disco classics of the Bee Gees, including "Staying Alive" (Travolta's theme during the strutting opening) and "Night Fever." The Oscar-nominated Travolta, plucked from the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter, for his first starring role, is incandescent and unbelievably confident, and his dancing is terrific. Oh, and the white suit rules. (Note: Saturday Night Fever was cut from its original R-rated version after its initial release in order to obtain a PG rating. The PG version is 11 minutes shorter and is missing parts of scenes and some street talk. Both versions are available on video.)
Ball the wall : Nik Cohn in the age of rock by Nik Cohn( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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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
English (238)
German (28)
French (13)
Italian (7)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
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