Posted by: Chris Kretz | October 1, 2008

Looking Back: My Life as a 60’s Rock Critic

In this interview, Mike Jahn (’65) looks back at his career as the first rock music critic for the New York Times from 1968 to 1973. During that time he covered everyone from Janis Joplin to The Doors, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who. He tells us what it was like at Woodstock, his pick for the best rock album of all time, and the one group he would want to go back and see perform again.

This interview is also part of the Library’s ongoing monthly Omnibus podcast program. You can find links to more resources and related information on Mike’s discussion of rock and roll in our regular Omnibus show notes.  Additional interviews with faculty, alumni, and community members discussing various aspects of the sixties will be cross-posted throughout the year.



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