Barney Hoskyns

Barney Hoskyns  (born May 5th, 1959) is a British music critic and editorial director of the online music journalism archive Rock’s Backpages.  (More from Wikipedia)

Randall Roberts writes of a story about Kim Fowley in Barney Hoskyns’ book on Los Angeles pop music, Waiting for the Sun:  “[Kim Fowley] exaggerated history and his role in it, and his competitiveness knew no bounds.  Longtime music mogul Lou Adler described to Hoskyns a particular encounter with Fowley:  ‘I once made him open up his suitcase, and there was nothing in it, which sums him up.’”  


(January 2015/1)


Last edited: March 22, 2021