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From 1968 to 1973, Mike Jahn ('65) covered the rock and roll music beat for the New York Times. In this episode he looks back at the music and the times, from Janis Joplin's days with Big Brother and the Holding Company to Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. He gives his take on the importance of rock and roll, his favorite album, and the one band he would go back and see one more time. He also touches upon the marketing and distribution of rock today and what he's listening to now.
This interview is part of a series related to the 40th anniversary of Dowling College as an independent institution. From now through August 2009, Omnibus will be periodically featuring interviews with faculty, alumni, and community members discussing the late 1960s at Dowling and in the wider world.
These interviews will be cross-posted with our 40th anniversary blog, Born in the Sixties: The First Year of Dowling College 1968-69, which also includes scanned images and documents from our archives documenting the first academic year at Dowling.
Shownotes with related links:
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Kami Convery - Instructor/Reference Librarian
Chris Kretz talks with Mike Jahn ('65) about his work as the first rock music critic for the New York Times.
- More about Mike Jahn
- Books by Mike Jahn (via WorldCat. Click on individual titles to find in a library)
- City Room by Arthur Gelb (find in a library via WorldCat)
- The Museum at Bethel Woods (site of the 1969 Woodstock festival)
- The Flaming Lips
- Born in the Sixties: The First Year of Dowling College 1968-69
Song: "El Paso Sugar - Higher Ground" by Lance Lopez