I had a nice chat with Barney Hoskyns the editorial director of the music journalism database, Rocksbackpages.com. He let me browse through some old copies of Creem, NME, and Rollingstone magazines, plus he gave me a promotional guitar pick! I didn’t know it at the time, but Barney is also a book author:
“A writer and editor for over 30 years, RBP co-founder Hoskyns is also the author of many books, including Across the Great Divide: The Band and America, Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the LA Canyons, the Tom Waits biography Lowside of the Road and Trampled Under Foot, an oral history of Led Zeppelin. A former U.S. correspondent for MOJO, Hoskyns has contributed to Vogue, GQ, Rolling Stone, Spin, Harper’s Bazaar, Uncut and many other titles.”
Rocksbackpages.com does not include children’s music reviews, but it is a great resource for YA reference.
— Rebecca Hickman, Youth Services Librarian III
Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University