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Writer and Editor John Swenson Dies at 71


(CelebrityAccess) – Author and Editor John Swenson has handed away this morning after an extended battle with most cancers, as reported by Offbeat. He was 71.

John Swenson
John Swenson (Picture: Rocks Again Pages)

Swenson started his writing profession in 1967, writing in regards to the in style music of the instances. He edited the web site for Knit Media and has labored as an editor at Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone, Circus, Rock World, and was a contributing author and editor for OffBeat journal. A syndicated music columnist for greater than 20 years at United Press Worldwide and Reuters, he’s been revealed in nearly each in style music journal of be aware all through his profession.

Larry LeBlanc, senior journalist at CelebrityAccess, says: “John Swenson was one in all America’s premier music journalists. He was my editor at a number of publications within the Nineteen Seventies, and he taught me the significance of analysis and clear writing.”

Swenson authored 14 revealed books, together with biographies of Invoice Haley, the Who, Stevie Marvel, and the Eagles. He additionally co-edited the unique Rolling Stone File Information with colleague Dave Marsh and edited The Rolling Stone Jazz and Blues Album Information.

Along with his love for music, he was a veteran sportswriter who lined the New York Rangers for 30 years. His profile on horse jockey Steve Cauthen, Rise to Stardom, Fall From Grace for Spur journal was nominated for an Eclipse Award.

He’s survived by his spouse, Barbara.


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