Aronowitz was born in Bordentown, New Jersey. A 1950 graduate of Rutgers University, Aronowitz became a journalist in the 1950s and his work in that decade included a 12-part series on the Beat Generation for the New York Post.
Aronowitz was the original manager of The Velvet Underground, getting the band their first gig at a high school auditorium. The Velvet Underground stole Aronowitz's tape recorder and dumped him weeks later when they met Andy Warhol.
Aronowitz introduced Bob Dylan to the Beatles in a New York City hotel room on August 28, 1964. According to his own journal entries, at this meeting he brought a marijuana joint which would be the first pot smoked by the Beatles.
Aronowitz's daughter, Brett, is a graphic designer, writer and illustrator.
- Sisario, Ben. "Al Aronowitz, 77, a Pioneer Of Rock 'n' Roll Journalism", The New York Times, August 4, 2005. Accessed February 27, 2011.
- Miller, Stephen. "Al Aronowitz, 77, a Writer Of 1960s Scene", The New York Sun, August 4, 2005. "Aronowitz claimed that Mr. Dylan composed "Mr. Tambourine Man" during a long night of repeated listenings to Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness" at Aronowitz's home in Berkeley Heights, N.J."
-  Myles Aronowitz Photography
-  IMDB
-  Brett Aronowitz
- The Blacklisted Journalist
- CNN obituary
- "The Go-Between" by Mike Miliard, The Boston Phoenix, December 3, 2004
- "The Rock Journalist At a High Point In Music History" by David Segal, Washington Post, August 3, 2005
- Al Aronowitz on the Poets' Corner.
- "The Man Who Invented The Sixties" by Gary Pig Gold, Cosmik Debris, October, 2004
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