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Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung

Based in Savannah, Ga., Bill DeYoung has been a music journalist since the late 1970s. He recently left daily newspapers after 30 years, figuring enough was enough, and is working fulltime as a freelance writer. He has written liner notes for more than 100 CDs, including the Cat Stevens box set, Chicago's Only the Beginning, 40th Anniversary Edition and Stone of Sisyphus, The Rockets, Ides of March: Friendly Strangers, Black Oak Arkansas' Complete Raunch & Roll Live and The .38 Special Anthology.

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The 5th Dimension, Jimmy Webb: Up Up and Away Jimmy Webb and The 5th Dimension

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, September 1999

ONE OF the most respected songwriters of the modern era, Jimmy Webb was just 18 years old when he struck up a friendship with Marc ...

Crowded House, Neil Finn: Neil Finn: Former Crowded House Frontman

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, August 1998

THERE'S A lush, green exotic-ness to Neil Finn's songs, as if they were created in some kind of hothouse rain forest where only the most ...

Bo Diddley: Still Rockin'

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 1997

ELLAS BATES McDaniel, a.k.a. Bo Diddley, has lived the life of a rural squire in North Florida since 1983, when a dentist, making small talk, ...

Earth Wind and Fire: Earth, Wind and Fire: The Way of the World

Profile and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, July 2006

WITHOUT MAURICE WHITE, the 1970s wouldn't have been nearly as interesting. ...

Emmylou Harris: The Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, August 1996

SERENDIPITY, WHAT Webster loosely defines as "dumb luck," is an important concept for Emmylou Harris. ...

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt: Linda Ronstadt on Emmylou: And Then There Were Two…

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, August 1996

CHRIS HILLMAN, who'd introduced Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, played matchmaker another time: Backstage at a concert in Texas, he put the newcomer together with ...

Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt: The Everly Sisters: Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, September 1999

IT TOOK more than 25 years, two divergent careers and plenty of false starts, near-misses and might-have-beens, but Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris have finally ...

Mary Hopkin: 'She's A Joan Baez Type, But We'll Soon Alter That'

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, April 1995

MARY HOPKIN is surprised and flattered to learn that she is something of a mythical figure in America. In the States, general knowledge of Hopkin ...

Dave Mason: We Just Disagree: The Story Of Dave Mason

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 1996

IN ROCK 'N' ROLL, the road may go on forever, but the shoulders are littered with carcasses. To be a survivor, a rock musician has ...

Willie Nelson: Funny How Time Slips Away

Retrospective and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, January 1995

WITH HIS beatific smile and twinkling bright eyes, Willie Nelson looks like the most serene and centered man on the planet. When he's wearing a ...

Linda Ronstadt: Home At Last: The Journey of Linda Ronstadt

Profile and Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, February 2003

THERE ARE many things about her career that Linda Ronstadt wishes she'd done differently. Still, the most successful female singer of the rock 'n' roll ...

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