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Ellen Sander

Ellen Sander

Ellen Sander was Saturday Review's rock critic in the mid-late sixties and also wrote on rock for Vogue, The Realist, Cavalier, The L.A. Free Press, the Sunday New York Times Arts & Leisure section and others. She is the author of Trips: Rock Life in the Sixties (Scribner's 1973), which is frequently quoted and/or cited.

Her work on rock has been anthologized in The Conscious Reader (second edition), 4 Way Street, The CSNY Reader (DaCapo 2004), Rock and Roll is Here to Stay (Norton , 2000), Sisters of the Extreme ( Park Street Press, 2000) and The Best of the Realist (Running Press, 1984), among others.


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Leonard Cohen...The Man

Profile by Ellen Sander, Sing Out!, August 1967

LEONARD COHEN, Canadian born author, poet, songwriter, singer, the subject of a film. Leonard Cohen, incredibly handsome, immensely articulate tough-tender young man of our times. ...

Tim Buckley: The Growing Mystique of Tim Buckley

Comment by Ellen Sander, Hit Parader, September 1968

HE DOESN'T talk very much and journalists are almost unanimous in their frustration of trying to get a word out of him. His presence is ...

Beaver and Krause: Earth People's Pop: Beaver and Krause's In A Wild Sanctuary

Review by Ellen Sander, Saturday Review, 29 August 1970

GREAT AND MAJESTIC the mountains burst from the craggy surface, ethereal and delicate clouds nestle in their crevices. A hammerhead cloud hooks into the sky, ...

Del Shannon (1983)

Interview by Ellen Sander, Rock's Backpages Audio, 27 October 1983

The 'Runaway' man on the trials and tribulations of being a still-creative musician on the "oldies" circuit; songwriting; working with Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Dave Edmunds; and his insecurities and struggle with alcohol.

File format: mp3; file size: 50.5mb, interview length: 55' 11" sound quality: ***

Joni Mitchell Memories

Comment by Ellen Sander, Rock's Backpages, October 2012

I WAS driving Stephen Stills to a CSN recording session, it must've been 1969, and the subject of Joni Mitchell came up. ...

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