Get Richie Unterberger essential facts below. View Videos or join the Richie Unterberger discussion. Add Richie Unterberger to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Richie Unterberger (2009)
Richie Unterberger (born 19 January 1962) is an American author and journalist whose focus is popular music and travel writing.
Unterberger's books draw extensively on first-hand interviews with musicians and their associates.
Travel writing; public speaking
Unterberger has given talks on music and popular culture at public libraries in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Mateo County, California. He is also a speaker at area bookstores, including The Booksmith in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.
Unterberger has also written on travel, including The Rough Guide to Seattle (1996), and co-authored The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience (2007), a book about ethical products, investment, and related topics. He has traveled to more than thirty countries and is an advocate of independent travel and alternative culture.
His nephew, Andrew, formerly wrote for Stylusmagazine.com, and in 2007 was part of the winning team on VH1's World Series of Pop Culture. He has been a staff writer or featured contributor on music and sports blogs.
His books include:
1998: Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll. Profiles of 60 underappreciated cult rock artists of all styles and eras
1999: The Rough Guide to Music USA. A guidebook to the evolution of regional popular music throughout America in the twentieth century
2000: Urban Spacemen & Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock. Another look at underappreciated cult rock artists
2002: Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution. The first part of a history of folk rock
2003: Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock. The second part of a history of folk rock
2006: The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film. An illustrated 400-page guide to music that the Beatles recorded but did not release, as well as musical footage of the group that has not been made commercially available (winner of a 2007 Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections)