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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'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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Producer Cosimo Matassa Always Believed In New Orleans
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The Mysterious Case of Arthur Conley, Otis Redding's Protege
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