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Music Journalism History

Music Journalism History

Music Journalism History is written and administered by Don Armstrong, a freelance academic writer whose idea of a great time is tracking down a rare book or magazine in order to read, say, a 1964 review of 'The Ostrich' by the Primitives. MJH documents and analyzes the evolution of popular music journalism from the advent of sound recording through the era of streaming.   

4 articles

An Interview with Baron Wolman

Interview by Don Armstrong, Music Journalism History, 17 July 2019

BARON WOLMAN – Rolling Stone's first photographer – changed the course of rock music journalism during the pivotal counterculture era, and I was delighted when ...

Breaking out of the galaith box: Women music journalists in America, 1920–1960

Retrospective by Don Armstrong, Music Journalism History, October 2019

Introduction  In a gay, diminutive galaith box comes an indelible lip paste blended from the finest beautifiers, exuberantly youthful in color. 'Feminine Frills', Edita Miller Lenz (Billboard, ...

The Animals, Manfred Mann, The Rolling Stones: The History of the Blues-Rock Press: Part 1

Retrospective by Don Armstrong, Music Journalism History, November 2019

Based on a series of posts published in Music Journalism History from November 9, 2019 to March 13, 2020. ...

Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Howlin' Wolf: The History of the Blues-Rock Press: Part 2

Retrospective by Don Armstrong, Music Journalism History, March 2020

Based on a series of posts published in Music Journalism History from November 9, 2019 to March 13, 2020. ...

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