y Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'From the pubs of the Sydney Push to New York's legendary nightclubs, Lillian Roxon set the pace for an era that changed the world.

'Audacious, independent and fiercely intelligent, by eighteen she was cutting her writing teeth in the colourful world of Sydney tabloid journalism. She moved to New York in 1959, just in time for a cultural revolution that celebrated youth, sexual freedom, women's liberation - and rock and roll.

'Embracing the new scene with gusto, she became the centre of a circle that included Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison and David Bowie. Linda Eastman confided in her about her first date with Paul McCartney, and Germaine Greer dedicated The Female Eunuch to her. Her Rock Encycylopedia, published in 1969, was the first book of its kind and established Roxon as a leading critic and chronicler of rock culture. When she died suddenly in 1973, she left behind a body of work full of the energy, irreverence and idealism of her times.

'Drawing on Roxon's personal papers and extensive interviews with those who knew her, Mother of Rock is a riveting portrait of an Australian trailblazer. It also contains a generous selection of Roxon's own writing, including extracts from her Rock Encyclopedia, which revolutionised the way rock music was perceived.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2002 .
      Alternative title: Mother of Rock : The Lillian Roxon Story
      Extent: 356p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 1863951393
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2010 .
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      Extent: 368p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: February 2010.
      ISBN: 9781863954648 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Off the Shelf : Biography Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 February 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken 2002 single work biography
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 March 2010; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan 2010 single work novel ; Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken 2002 single work biography ; The Devil's Tears Steven Horne 2010 single work novel
Earthy Rock Mark Gomes , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken 2002 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Biography Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 February 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken 2002 single work biography
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 March 2010; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Below the Styx Michael Meehan 2010 single work novel ; Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken 2002 single work biography ; The Devil's Tears Steven Horne 2010 single work novel
Earthy Rock Mark Gomes , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Lillian Roxon : Mother of Rock Robert Milliken 2002 single work biography
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  • Sydney Push, Literary & intellectual movements, Literature & writers, All Concepts,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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