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Victor Bockris

Victor Bockris

The author of acclaimed books on Lou Reed, Keith Richards and Patti Smith, as well as of the bestselling Uptight (about the Velvet Underground), Bockris lives and works in New York City.

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Blondie: Dinner With Blondie... and William Burroughs

Interview by Victor Bockris, New Music News, 24 May 1980

2010 NOTE: I taped this dinner party for William Burroughs, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein for my book With William Burroughs: A Report from the ...

Richard Hell, Patti Smith, Television: Victor Bockris goes to the Airport with Robert Mapplethorpe

Interview by Victor Bockris, New York Rocker, December 1976

SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th 2P.M. Robert Mapplethorpe is going to California on a T.W.A. flight. I am arriving at his fifth floor Bond Street studio loft ...

Keith Richards: Wingless and Angelic: Keith Richards in Jamaica

Book Excerpt by Victor Bockris, Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography, 1992

An extract from Keith Richards: The Unauthorised Biography by Victor Bockris, first published in 1992. (Currently available as a paperback published by Omnibus Press, 426pp, ...

Velvet Underground: The Velvets Hit Hollywood

Book Excerpt by Victor Bockris, Gerard Malanga, Omnibus Books, 1983

An extract from Uptight: The Velvet Underground Story by Victor Bockris & Gerard Malanga, first published by Omnibus Press in 1983. (Currently available as a ...

The Velvet Underground: Heart Of Darkness: The Velvet Underground

Retrospective by Victor Bockris, MOJO, March 2004

The Velvets biographer on Lou Reed, love songs and the band's harrowing third album. ...

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Visions of the Seventies: The Rise And Fall of a Cultural Challenge

Retrospective by Victor Bockris, Gadfly, January 2001

The 1970s were America's low tide. Not since the Depression had the country been so wracked with woe. Never—not even during the Depression—had America's pride ...

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