A Blues for Jimmy Nicol (Innbundet)


Johan Brun og Lars Saabye Christensen

Norwegian title: En blues for Jimmy Nicol
Author: og
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2018
Pages: 72
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202585815
Overview En blues for Jimmy Nicol

Copenhagen 4th of July 1964. Photographer Johan Brun from the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet is in town to take pictures at the Beatles concert.
The one who is not there is Ringo Starr. He is sick after having his tonsils taken out. In his place, the temp Jimmy Nicol is playing the drums of the World´s greatest band.
Johan Bruns unique pictures from The Beatles first concert with the temp behind the drums has been laying as negatives in a drawer for 54 years. Now they are on public display.
For Lars Saabye Christensen it was impossible not to write about them. The result is a beautiful, funny and thought-provoking blues for Jimmy Nicol, the temp that for a brief moment was the drummer of The Beatles.

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Reviews En blues for Jimmy Nicol

Tretten dager i rampelyset 20.04.2018

«[...] nett som ein god poplåt sit det i munnen samstundes som det undervegs byd på overraskingar og treffande formuleringar – som overskrid tida det tek å lese diktet»

Sindre Ekrheim, Dag og tid

Trommeslageren verden glemte 10.04.2018

«En sjelden gang streifer lyset oss når den store fotografen fremkaller de midlertidige», skriver Saabye Christensen. Godt sagt. Og godt sett er det av Johan Brun. Dette er hans The Beatles-bok like mye som Saabye Christensens.»

«Hvis man fortsatt har en plate- eller CD-hylle, må denne blues- og The Beatles-boken straks anskaffes.»

Henning Howlid Wærp, Aftenposten

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Author Johan Brun

Lars Saabye Christensen (1953–) has published a number of novels, poetry and short story collections since his literary debut in 1976 with The Story of Gly. His breakthrough came with Beatles (1984), one of the greatest literary sales successes in Norway that, over the years, new generations continue to hold close to their hearts. The author received the Nordic Council Literature Prize for The Half Brother in 2001.

He has also received the Riverton Prize, the Critics' Prize, the Brage Prize, the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, the Dobloug Prize and the Norwegian Reader's Prize. The author has been published in 36 countries.

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