Lester Bangs

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Birthday
14, 1948
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Apr 30, 1982 (33)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1948
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Apr 30, 1982 (33)

About

American rock music journalist whose work was published in Creem and Rolling Stone.

Before Fame

He began freelance writing in 1969 at the age of twenty one. His first piece was published in Rolling Stone.

Trivia

He was known for his radical style and approach to his work, including climbing onstage with a band and typing a review as they were playing.

Family Life

Although he was born in California, his parents, Norma Belle and Conway Bangs, were from Texas. His father died in a fire when he was young.

Associated With

He was played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the popular film Almost Famous.