|Born||1960 (age 59–60)|
|Occupation||Music journalist, author|
Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword.He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. 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. Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times , Billboard , The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle , as well as writing a regular column for Guitar World magazine.
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.He is also the founding editor of MusicHound's "Essential Album Guide" series, which began with MusicHound Rock in 1996. Graff is also a frequent contributor to The Drew and Mike Podcast. He now lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. is the debut studio album by Bruce Springsteen. It was produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos from June through October 1972 at the budget-priced 914 Sound Studios. The album was released January 5, 1973, by Columbia Records to average sales but positive critical reviews.
Nebraska is the sixth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on September 30, 1982, by Columbia Records. Springsteen recorded the songs as demos on a 4-track recorder, intending to rerecord them with the E Street Band, but decided to release them as they were. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalog.
Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on June 2, 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel.
The River is the fifth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. It was released on October 17, 1980, by Columbia Records. Springsteen's only double album, The River was produced by Jon Landau, Springsteen, and bandmate Steven Van Zandt. The album was Springsteen's first to go #1 on the Billboard 200 and spent four weeks at the top of chart. "The River" was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance at the 1982 Grammy Awards.
Taylor Allderdice High School is a public high school in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in 1927 and is part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools district. It was named for industrialist and Squirrel Hill resident Taylor Allderdice, who was a member of the city's first school board and president of National Tube Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel.
"The Ties That Bind" is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. It is the opening song on his fifth album, The River. It was recorded at The Power Station in New York in May or June 1979. It was one of the earlier songs Springsteen wrote for The River, as it was written on the road during his 1978 tour. The song was also often performed during the latter part of that tour.
"Fade Away" is a 1980 song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, accompanied by the E Street Band. It is contained on his album The River, and the second single released from it in the United States, reaching the top twenty in both the United States and Canada.
"The River" is a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, accompanied by the E Street Band, in 1979. The title track of his fifth album, it was a hit single in parts of Europe in 1981; it reached No. 25 in the Netherlands, and the top 10 in both Sweden and Norway. Its B-side was either "Independence Day" or "Ramrod", depending on the country of release.
"Independence Day" is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. It was originally released on his fifth album, released in 1980, The River. It was recorded at The Power Station in New York, in February and May 1980.
Backstreets Magazine is a published quarterly Bruce Springsteen fanzine that has been covering the music of Springsteen and other Jersey Shore sound artists since 1980.
Bill Holloman is an American jazz and blues tenor saxophonist and trumpet player.
Toby Warren Scott is an American record producer, engineer and sound mixer. In addition to serving as an engineer on 18 Bruce Springsteen albums and numerous live performances, Scott has also recorded artists including Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant, Steve Perry, Bette Midler, Blue Öyster Cult, Tommy Tutone and Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul.
MusicHound was a compiler of genre-specific music guides published in the United States by Visible Ink Press between 1996 and 2002. After publishing eleven album guides, the MusicHound series was sold to London-based Music Sales Group, whose company Omnibus Press had originally distributed the books outside America. The series' founding editor was Gary Graff, formerly a music critic with the Detroit Free Press.
Wall of Sound was an American music website that provided news, reviews and information on musical artists. The site was launched and developed in the mid 1990s by Paul Allen's software and website company, Starwave, in Seattle, Washington. In April 1997, Starwave entered into a joint venture partnership with ABC News, which expanded the coverage of the company's internet services into the ABC domain. A year later, Wall of Sound – along with Starwave sites such as Mr. Showbiz, NBA.com and NASCAR Online – was part of a joint e-commerce initiative between ABC and ESPN.
Trouble Over Here is a studio album released in 1987 by the Washington, D.C. go-go band Trouble Funk.
In Times of Trouble is a studio album released in 1983 by the Washington, D.C.-based go-go band Trouble Funk.
Good to Go is a soundtrack album released on August 1, 1986 in conjunction with the release of the film Good to Go. The album features songs by prominent Washington, D.C.-based go-go bands and Jamaican-dancehall artists from the early-80s.
Early Singles is a compilation album released on March 11, 1997 by the Washington, D.C.-based go-go band Trouble Funk. The album consists of a compilations of the band earlier singles from the late-70s to the early-80s.
Live & Early Singles is a compilation album released on February 17, 2004, by the Washington, D.C.-based go-go band Trouble Funk. The album consists of a compilation of the band's earlier singles from the late-1970s to the early-1980s.
All the Way Live is a compilation album released on June 21, 2000 by the Washington, D.C.-based go-go band Trouble Funk.
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