Rock Dreams

Rock Dreams

From the publisher...

Thirty years ago, 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 Peellaert paint an imaginary world where the  great gods of mid-centruy popular music appear in their own settings. (The Drifters — Under The Boardwalk, Otis Redding — On The Dock Of The Bay, The Beach Boys — On the Beach).

Here, Rock music is a "secret society, an enclosed teen fantasy" treated with the same kind of passion Aand 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.

Taschen's revival of this unique book comes at a time when rock is making a strong comeback and young musicicans are taking inspiration from teh very stars featured in this book