David Browne (journalist)

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David Browne
Born (1960-05-19) 19 May 1960 (age 59)
OccupationMusic journalist, Biographer

David Browne (born 19 May 1960) is an American journalist and author. He was the resident music critic at Entertainment Weekly between 1990 and 2006. He was an editor at Music & Sound Output magazine and a music critic at the New York Daily News before EW. He has written articles for a variety of publications including: the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, New Republic and Time. He has written four books: Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley (HarperCollins, 2001) a dual father/son biography of musicians Jeff Buckley and Tim Buckley; Amped: How Big Air, Big Dollars and a New Generation Took Sports to the Extreme (Bloomsbury, 2004), a history of extreme sports; and Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth (Da Capo, 2008). His latest book is Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970, which was published by Da Capo in June 2011. The book tells the story of four iconic artists and their four landmark albums of that year (Let It Be, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Sweet Baby James, and Deja vu) and how their lives and music reflected and shaped the transition from one era to another. Browne was born and raised in New Jersey and attended New York University, where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism, with a minor in music. He lives in Manhattan.

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