Assistant Professor (2009)
B.M. Oberlin Conservatory, M.M. Eastman School of Music
NPR critic Tim Riley is the author of Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary (Knopf/Vintage 1988); Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary (Knopf/Vintage1992, Da Capo 1999); Madonna: Illustrated (Hyperion 1992); Fever: How Rock'N'Roll Transformed Gender In America (St. Martin's/Picador 2005).
He recently completed a major new John Lennon biography for W.W. Norton, which will appear in 2010. He has lectured widely on Censorship in the Arts and Rock History, and was Brown University's Critic In Residence in 2008.
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