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Gary Graff
Born 1960
Occupation Music Journalist
Nationality American
Subjects Rock music

Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.


Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword.[1][2] He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.[2] He wrote for the Detroit Free Press from 1982 until 1995 when there was a strike at the Detroit Free Press. Graff refused to cross the picket line and subsequently lost his job.[2][3] Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times, Billboard, The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle.[4] In 2005, Graff published The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. One reviewer said that the book "comes close to being the definitive study" on Bruce Springsteen.[5] He is also the founding editor of the MusicHound Essential Album Guide series.[2] He now lives in Detroit, Michigan.[6]


  • MusicHound Essential Album Guide
  • 2005: The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z (Visible Ink Press)




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