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Tim Riley
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Attended Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music BA/BM, 1983
Lives in Concord, MA
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NPR critic, Emerson College Journalist, Boston, author, speaker, pianist
Tim Riley is the author of TELL ME WHY: A BEATLES COMMENTARY (Knopf/Vintage 1988/9, Da Capo 2002); HARD RAIN: A DYLAN COMMENTARY (Knopf/Vintage1992/3, updated Da Capo edition 1999); MADONNA: ILLUSTRATED (Hyperion 1992); FEVER: HOW ROCK'N'ROLL TRANSFORMED GENDER IN AMERICA (Picador 2005). His music commentary can be heard on National Public Radio's HERE AND NOW, produced weekdays out of WBUR-FM in Boston, and he updates his RILEY ROCK monthly. Hyperion published his major new biography of LENNON: MAN, MYTH, MUSIC in 2011.
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Saw the Who with Keith Moon.
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music BA/BM, 1983
  • Fairview High School, 1978
  • Eastman School of Music MM, 1985
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