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Jonathon Green

Jonathon Green

Jonathon Green was born in 1948 and has been writing books, contributing journalism and broadcasting on both radio and TV since the mid-1970s. More recently he has been blogging for www.thedabbler.co.uk and answering language-related questions for www.quora.com.

He has published a number of popular dictionaries of quotations (starting with two volumes of ‘rock quotes’), three oral histories (on the UK’s ‘alternative society,’ on first-generation immigrants and on ‘sex since the Sixties’), and, for the last 30 years, dictionaries of slang and other works on language, including a history of dictionary-making and a slang thesaurus. Language!, a history of slang will appear this year, as will a memoir Odd Job Man. The latest of his dictionaries, the three-volume Green's Dictionary of Slang, appeared in 2010 and established him as the world's expert on English-language slang.

From 1969 to 1974 he was involved in the London counter-culture, notably as a writer for its 'underground press' and worked successively for Rolling Stone (UK), Friends, Time Out, INK, Oz (which he co-edited after the celebrated trial of 1971) and finally IT. In 1988 he went back to the counter-culture with Days in the Life: Voices from the English Underground, in which he interviewed over 100 of the era's primary players and a decade later offered his own take on the period: All Dressed Up.

Twitter: @misterslang
Quora: Jonathon Green

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The Dabbler (as Mister Slang)

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Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Dir. Sam Peckinpah)

Film/DVD Review by Jonathon Green, International Times, July 1973

Real Blood and Jizzum, Sam... ...

Grateful Dead: Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan: 'As Long As He's Been Doin' It Right'

Obituary by Jonathon Green, International Times, March 1973

PIGPEN IS DEAD. Ron McKernan, 27 years old, organist and all-purpose alky crazy for the Grateful Dead. ...

John Lennon, Yoko Ono: Lennon-Ono: Deporting The Great Swan

Report by Jonathon Green, International Times, November 1972

NEW YORK: 'It is with great pleasure that we wish to add PEN American Center's great Roc's voice to the vast chorus of poetic larks and ...

Dean Martin, Iggy Pop, The Stooges: Iggy and The Stooges: Raw Power (CBS); Dean Martin: Sittin' On Top Of The World (WEA)

Review by Jonathon Green, International Times, June 1973

Punk drunk junk ...

List of genre pieces

OZ: More Than Simply Another Hippy Rag

Report by Jonathon Green, International Times, May 1973

I TOLD YOU so. I've always wanted to say it, and now I can. Here, as I hack out yet another goddam obituary, I can ...

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