Gary Graff

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Gary Graff
Born1960 (age 57–58)
OccupationMusic journalist, author
NationalityAmerican
SubjectRock music

Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.

Biography[edit]

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword.[1][2] He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.[2] He wrote for the Detroit Free Press from 1982 until 1995 when there was a strike at the newspaper. Graff refused to cross the picket line and subsequently lost his job.[2][3] Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times, Billboard, The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle,[4] as well as writing a regular column for Guitar World magazine.[2]

In 2005, Graff published The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. One reviewer said that the book "comes close to being the definitive study" on Bruce Springsteen.[5] He is also the founding editor of MusicHound's "Essential Album Guide" series, which began with MusicHound Rock in 1996.[2] He now lives in Detroit, Michigan.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1996 (rev. 1999): MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (Visible Ink Press)
  • 2005: The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z (Visible Ink Press)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Behe, Regis (2005-04-24). "Local teens may be the 'next big thing' in classic rock". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ward, Steven. "Losin' His Mind in Detroit Rock City: An Interview with Gary Graff". Rockcritics.com. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  3. ^ Weingarten, Emily (2006-10-17). "Living Music: Gary Graff interview". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  4. ^ "Press Release: Gary Graff on Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren". Michigan Theater. 2004-04-21. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  5. ^ "Book Review - Library Journal". Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2008-04-08.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Visible Ink Press: Authors: Gary Graff". Visible Ink Press. Retrieved 2008-03-27.