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Nik Cohn with DJ Kosmos

The Irish writer Nik Cohn, father of the rock writing and epic chronicler of street culture over fifty years, wrote his first novel, Market, when he was eighteen. Four years later, he published Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom (1969), a definitive saga of rock ‘n roll, written with arrogance, boldness and speed. Thereafter, his prowess at pinball inspired the Who’s Tommy; his mythic rock novel I Am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo (1967) influenced Ziggy Stardust; and his article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” (1976) became the basis for Saturday Night Fever. At Primera Persona he was accompanied on stage by DJ Kosmos, a Barcelona-born DJ and producer, pioneer in electronic music in Spain.

Participants: Nik Cohn, DJ Kosmos

Related to Primera Persona, Primera Persona 2019

10 May 2019