- Timothy White
name = Timothy White
birth_date = birth date|1952|01|25
death_date = Death date and age|2002|06|27|1952|01|25
known_for = American rock music journalist
Timothy White (January 25, 1952 – June 27, 2002) was a noted American
rock music journalistand editor.
White began his journalism career as a writer for the
Associated Press, but soon gravitated towards music writing. He was an editor for the rock magazine " Crawdaddy!" in the late 1970s and a senior editor for " Rolling Stone" magazine in the early 1980s. He was editor-in-chief of "Billboard" from 1991 until his death at age 50 of a heart attack in 2002.
White wrote several music-related biographies, including books on
The Beach Boys, Bob Marleyand James Taylor, as well as several collections of columns and short pieces.
Sometimes eccentric in appearance (he often sported
bow ties at concerts), White seemed an unlikely rock writer but was well respected for his honest, meticulously documented, and lively writing.
White was also the subject of a lyric by
Eminem, in which he raps: "Let me recite 'til Timothy White, pickets outside the Interscope offices everynight." This lyric appears in the song "Bitch Please II" featuring Xzibit, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Snoop Dogg.
*"Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley", Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1983
*"Rock stars", Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 1984
*"Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews", Henry Holt & Co, 1990
*"The Nearest Far Away Place: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience", Henry Holt, NY, 1994
*"Music to My Ears: The Billboard Essays", Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1996
*"The Entertainers", Billboard Books, NY, 1998
*"Mellencamp: Paintings and Reflections", Harper Perennial, 1998
*"James Taylor Long Ago and Far Away", Omnibus Press, 2001
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