Jim DeRogatis

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General Information

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Name: Jim DeRogatis

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non Fiction

Born: 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey

Website: www.jimdero.com/index.htm

Email: jimdero@jimdero.com


Photo Credit: Marty Perez

Illinois Connection

He lives on the North Side of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim DeRogatis is the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, and together with Greg Kot, he co-hosts Sound Opinions, the world’s only rock ’n’ roll talk show, originating from Chicago Public Radio and syndicated nationally via American Public Media. He is also a lecturer in the English department at Columbia College Chicago and writes about popular music for WBEZ Chicago's Vocalo blogs.

DeRogatis is the author of several books: Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma’s Fabulous Flaming Lips; Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock; Milk It! Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the ’90s, and Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America’s Greatest Rock Critic.

Together with his wife, Carmél Carrillo-DeRogatis, he also edited an anthology entitled Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics and he has written for numerous magazines, including Spin, Guitar World, Modern Drummer, Penthouse, and GQ, in addition to serving as an assistant editor at Request and, briefly, Rolling Stone.

Published Works

  • The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry, Voyageur Press, 2010
  • Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic, Broadway, 2000
  • The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side, Voyageur Press, 2009
  • Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips, Broadway, 2006
  • Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock, Hal Leonard, 2003
  • Sheperd Paine: The Life and Work of a Master Modeler and Military Historian, Schiffer Publishing, 2008
  • Milk It: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the '90s, Da Capo Press , 2003
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Psychedelic Rock from the '60s to the '90s (Citadel Underground Series), Carol Publishing Corporation, 1996

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side

ISBN: 0760336725
Release Date: 2009-09-06

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Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips

ISBN: 0767921402
Release Date: 2006-03-14

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TURN ON YOUR MIND FOUR DECADES OF GREAT PSYCHEDELIC ROCK SOFTCOVER

ISBN: 0634055488
Release Date: 2003-12-01

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Kaleidoscope Eyes: Psychedelic Rock from the '60s to the '90s (Citadel Underground Series)

ISBN: 0806517883
Release Date: 1996-07

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jim DeRogatis on WorldCat

Jim DeRogatis on Amazon

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