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Close-Up: Nik Cohn

Geoffrey Cannon, Harper's Bazaar, September 1969

Author's note, 2019. The first thing to know about Nic Cohn is that his 1969 book AWopBopaLooBopLopBamBoom: Pop from the Beginning was chosen in 2016 by Robert McCrum of The Observer as ranking #14 in his 'hot hundred' best non-fiction books of all time, ahead of Waiting for Godot, The Open Society and its Enemies and The Affluent Society, and a long way ahead of The Origin of Species, The Wealth of Nations, and The Book of Common Prayer. So this full page interview here with Nic in his 20s, commissioned by Sally Beauman for Harper's Bazaar, on the occasion of AWop etc's publication, has a special interest.

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