Mark Rozzo is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His reporting, essays, and reviews have also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Oxford American, Esquire, Vogue, Architectural Digest, and Air Mail, among other publications. As a musician and songwriter, he has released albums and toured internationally with the bands Champale, Maplewood, and Bambi Kino, written music for TV and films (including Sidney Lumet’s 2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), and created soundtracks for Amazon’s Audible.com comedy productions Stinker Lets Loose! (starring Jon Hamm) and Passable in Pink (starring Bob Odenkirk). His first book, Everybody Thought We Were Crazy, a cultural history of 1960s Los Angeles focused on Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward, was published in May 2022.
List of articles in the library
The Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa: Michael Walker: Laurel Canyon
Book Review by Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 7 May 2006
UP LAUREL CANYON Boulevard at the corner of Lookout Mountain there sits a walled-in postage stamp of lawn and trees. It's a prime slice of ...
Big Star: "It Isn't Even a Record": Big Star's 'Stroke It, Noel' and Sister Lovers
Retrospective and Interview by Mark Rozzo, Oxford American, 2006
ONE CHILL November evening several years ago, I found myself camped around a driftwood fire on the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis, watching ...
Profile and Interview by Mark Rozzo, The New York Times, 4 December 2011
BARELY A MONTH after his 22nd birthday, the British reporter, novelist and pop critic Nik Cohn hunkered down in a cottage in Connemara, on Ireland's ...
The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood: According to the Rolling Stones
Book Review by Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 21 December 2003
ONE DAY ABOUT 40 years ago, the Rolling Stones found themselves ogling the Beatles' tour van, regally parked outside Royal Albert Hall. "It was covered ...
Greil Marcus: The Shape of Things to Come – Prophecy and the American Voice
Book Review by Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 3 September 2006
IN THE relatively short history of rock criticism, the 1975 appearance of Greil Marcus' first book, Mystery Train, was an explosion as unexpected and indelible ...
The Rolling Stones: Michael Lindsay-Hogg: Fortunate Son
Profile and Interview by Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, September 2011
"I'M SADDLED with a very good memory. I remember things from 50 years ago like I'm talking to you today." The director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — ...
The Beatles: Revolutionaries, Eight Days a Week: New Beatles books
Book Review by Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 4 December 2005
IN THE LATE summer of 1963, with Beatlemania sweeping into every corner of the British Isles, a reporter approached Paul McCartney for his thoughts on, ...
Chris Bell, Big Star, The dB's: Chris Bell: Waltz Across Memphis
Retrospective by Mark Rozzo, Oxford American, Summer 2003
IN MAY OF 1978, the first Big Star pilgrimage took place. Driving out from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, via Interstate 40, three guys obsessed with ...
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