Rock Dreams by Nik Cohn


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Rock Dreams by Nik Cohn. Published by Pan Books, 1974. Artist Guy Peellaert teamed up with author Nik Cohn to create this fantasy tribute to rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. Through surreal texts and images, Cohn and Peelaert paint an imaginary world where the great gods of mid-century popular music appear in their own settings. Here, rock music is a “secret society, an enclosed teen fantasy” treated with the same kind of passion and obsession famously generated by the most fanatic of lovesick, pimply adolescents. All of the founding heroes of rock, soul, and pop appear in Peellaert and Cohn’s colorful hallucinations, including Buddy Holly, Elvis, Ray Charles, Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Who, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

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