Dave Laing

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Dave Laing in 2012

David William "Dave" Laing (1947[1] – 7 January 2019) was an English writer, editor, and broadcaster. Laing was editor of the monthly British music magazine Let It Rock from October 1972 to October 1973.[2]

He co-authored, with Phil Hardy, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1995), and co-wrote, with Sarah Davis, The Guerrilla Guide to the Music Business (2001). He is also an editor of the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.[3]

Laing also worked for The Guardian during his final years.

Laing died on 7 January 2019 at the age of 71.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dave Laing at WorldCat. Retrieved 3 July 2013
  2. Laing, Dave (October 2010). ""The World's Best Rock Read": Let It Rock 1972-1975". Popular Music and Society. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. Author profile at Equinox Books. Retrieved 2 July 2013
  4. Dave Laing obituary