Nik Cohn on Phil Spector

I first read  Nik Cohn’s ‘Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom – Pop From The Beginning’ (now subtitled “The Golden Age Of Rock”) when I was 16 and it was the first passionately opinionated and  rebellious chronicle of Pop Music I ever read. 

Written in 1968 (and updated 3 years later) it still bites, and this summary of Phil Spector is eerily prophetic:

“when you’ve made your millions,when you’ve cut your monsters, when your peak has just been passed, what happens next?  What about the fifty years before you die?”

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