Friday, March 19, 2010

Charlie Gillett

Musicians scoff at them, but music buyers couldn't have gotten this far without them. Music critics. Charlie Gillett was one of the first. His book, Sound of the City, one of the first to treat Rock Music as Rock History. It's a great read and still in print. Because I've read a million music magazines and music books, a death of a rock critic means as much as a musician. You grow up with their words Gillett was one of the best. If there was a Rock Critic Hall of Fame, Gillett would be a charter member.

World music champion Charlie Gillett dies at 68 - San Jose Mercury News
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