|Occupation||Music journalist, author|
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword. He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. 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. Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times, Billboard, The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as writing a regular column for Guitar World magazine.
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. He is also the founding editor of MusicHound's "Essential Album Guide" series, which began with MusicHound Rock in 1996. He now lives in Detroit, Michigan.
- 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)
- Behe, Regis (2005-04-24). "Local teens may be the 'next big thing' in classic rock". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- Ward, Steven. "Losin' His Mind in Detroit Rock City: An Interview with Gary Graff". Rockcritics.com. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- Weingarten, Emily (2006-10-17). "Living Music: Gary Graff interview". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- "Press Release: Gary Graff on Joe Jackson & Todd Rundgren". Michigan Theater. 2004-04-21. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- "Book Review - Library Journal". Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- "Visible Ink Press: Authors: Gary Graff". Visible Ink Press. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
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