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Nik Cohn

Born: 1946
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom

"I should be dead. If I had died when I was thirty-three, which I suppose was the age when I was attempting to die, I would have missed out on by far the most interesting part of my life."[1]

Notably wrote the article, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night", New York Magazine, 7 June 1976, used as the basis for the film, Saturday Night Fever (1977).


[1] Quoted in Dylan Jones, The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music.

Father: Norman Cohn
Wife: Jill
Wife: Arfur
Wife: Michaela

    Conspiracy to distribute narcotics, plea bargained down (1983)
    Drug Possession guilty plea (1983)

Author of books:
Market (1965, novel)
I Am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo (1967, novel)
Arfur: Teenage Pinball Queen (1970, novel)
Today There are No Gentlemen: The Changes in Englishmen's Clothes Since the War (1971, nonfiction)
Rock Dreams: Under the Boardwalk (1974, music studies)
King Death (1975, novel)
Ball the Wall: Nik Cohn in the Age of Rock (1989, collection)
The Heart of the World (1992, travelogue)
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock (1996, music studies)
Need (1996, novel)
Yes We Have No: Adventures in the Other England (1999, travelogue)
Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap (2005, music studies)



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