Richie Unterberger

Richie Unterberger (born 1962) is an American author and journalist whose focus is popular music and travel writing. Having worked as a DJ at WXPN in Philadelphia, he started reviewing records for Op magazine in 1983. From 1985 to 1991, Unterberger was an editor for Option. Since 1993, he has been a prolific contributor to allmusic, the on-line database of music biographies and album reviews for which he has written thousands of entries. (Many of Unterberger's on-line contributions have also found their way into the print versions of Allmusics.) Unterberger contributes to various local and national publications, including Mojo, Record Collector, Rolling Stone, Oxford American, and No Depression. He has written liner notes to dozens of CD reissues for labels like Rhino, Collectors' Choice, and Sundazed. Unterberger's books draw extensively upon first-hand interviews with musicians and their associates. Unterberger has given numerous talks on music and popular culture at public libraries throughout San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Mateo County, California.

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