Ed Ward

Rock Music Commentator, Fresh Air

Ed Ward is the rock-and-roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

A co-author of Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll, Ward has also contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and countless music magazines. The first part of his two-volume history of rock and roll, covering the years 1920-1963, will be published by Flatiron Books in the fall of 2016.

Ward lives in Austin, Texas. He blogs at City on a Hill.

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Beyond 'Endless Sleep': The Life And Music Of One-Hit Wonder Jody Reynolds

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The 'Colorless City' And Odd Characters Behind The New German Wave Of The 70s

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How The Band Eggs Over Easy Kicked Off London's Pub-Rock Movement

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Herman's Hermits, A Band That Was In It For The Hits And The Kicks

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How Soul Great Clarence Carter Put Fame Records On The Map

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'The Complete Them' Showcases Van Morrison Before He Went Solo

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The Rocking, Rollicking R&B Of Billy Ward And His Dominoes

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Remembering Folk Singer/Songwriter Dan Hicks

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New Release By Numero Revisits Ork Records' Complete Catalog

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Remembering San Antonio's Horn-Infused Doo-Wop Scene

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Revisiting The Soul-Stirring Sounds Of Decades-Old Gospel Music

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'Buzzin' The Blues' Revisits The Declarative Harmonica Style Of Slim Harpo

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Revisiting The Career Of Gospel-Singer-Turned-Hit-Maker Garnet Mimms

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New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

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No Hits, No Problem: Captain Beefheart's Major Label Run

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