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"Rock 'n' roll is basically institutionalized adolescence. And the bottom line of rock ‘n’ roll is that it’s a baby food industry and Phil found a new formula for baby food."--Albert Goldman in Phil Spector: He's a Rebel (1982) by Binia Tymieniecka, from 50:00 unwards

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Adolescence (Latin adolescentia, from adolescere, to grow up) is the period of psychological, social, and physical transition between childhood and adulthood (gender-specific, manhood or womanhood).


See also

Georgiana Podsnap

Human development and psychology

Compare with


  • Tennessee Williams - a description of the emotional impact of puberty and adolescence is to be found in The Resemblance Between a Violin and a Coffin
  • Jon Savage - a (pre)history of the development of the teenager is to be found in Teenage (Chatto and Windus, 2007)

In film

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