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Richard Goldstein: Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the '60s (Bloomsbury)

Barney Hoskyns, The Guardian, 23 May 2015

WHEN RICHARD GOLDSTEIN got married, Murray "the K" Kaufman – the famous New York disc jockey who'd anointed himself "the Fifth Beatle" in 1964 – officiated and the music was provided by the Velvet Underground. (The honeymoon, meanwhile, took place at the groundbreaking Monterey Pop Festival in California.) That should tell you all you need to know of Goldstein's standing as America's first "pop critic" of note.

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