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Marc Myers

Visit the author's website at marcmyers.com.

Marc Myers

Marc Myers is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about rock, soul, and jazz, as well as the arts. He also posts daily at JazzWax.com, winner of the 2015 Jazz Journalists Association’s award for Jazz Blog of the Year. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Why Jazz Happened of which Publishers Weekly wrote, “In this energetic and captivating tale, Myers enthusiastically chronicles the many social, political, legal, and monetary forces outside of music that shaped the evolution of jazz…. Myers’s first-rate social history, like a great jazz recording, pulls us into its complex rhythms and harmonies, casting its mesmerizing spell.”

ANATOMY OF 55 MORE SONGS: The Oral History of Top Hits That Changed Rock, Pop and Soul (Grove Atlantic, 2022)

ANATOMY OF A SONG: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop (Grove Press, 2016)

ROCK CONCERT: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There (Grove Atlantic, 2021)