Gary Graff

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Gary Graff
Born 1960 (age 5758)
Occupation Music journalist, author
Nationality American
Subject Rock music

Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.

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Biography

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword. [1] [2] He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. [2] He wrote for the Detroit Free Press from 1982 until 1995 when there was a strike at the newspaper. Graff refused to cross the picket line and subsequently lost his job. [2] [3] Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times , Billboard , The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle , [4] as well as writing a regular column for Guitar World magazine. [2]

In 2005, Graff published The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. One reviewer said that the book "comes close to being the definitive study" on Bruce Springsteen. [5] He is also the founding editor of MusicHound's "Essential Album Guide" series, which began with MusicHound Rock in 1996. [2] He now lives in Detroit, Michigan. [6]

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