The Secret Public by Jon Savage
Pre-Order SIGNED Copies Publication Date: 6th June 2024
The Secret Public - How LGBTQ Resistance Shaped Popular Culture (1955-1979)
A monumental history of the LGBTQ influence on popular culture, from the award-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling author Jon Savage.
An electrifying look at key moments in music and entertainment history between 1955 and 1979, which helped move gay culture from the margins to the mainstream and changed the face of pop forever - from the ambiguous sexuality of stars such as Little Richard in the 1950s through to David Bowie, glam rock and Sylvester's 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)'. Jon Savage reflects on the figures and events that helped move gay culture from the margins to the mainstream and changed the face of pop forever.
The Secret Public is a searching examination of the fortitude and resilience of the gay community through the lens of popular music and culture; it reflects on the freedom found in divergence from the norm and reminds us of the need to be vigilant against those seeking to roll back the rights of marginalised groups.
Jon Savage is a bestselling author, broadcaster and journalist. His books include England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875-1945 and 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded.
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 6th June 2024