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Charles Shaar Murray

Charles Shaar Murray was Associate Editor of the NME for most of the 1970s, and has interviewed, among others, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Johnny Rotten and The Ramones. He has published several books and appeared on innumerable TV and radio shows. During the punk era he opened shows for acts such as The Clash and The Damned. He currently sings and plays guitar for Crosstown Lightnin’. His first novel, The Hellhound Sample, was published in 2011.
The Jewish roots of Punk

40 years after it first emerged from the New York underground scene, the Punk movement continues to excite and inspire. “Professor of Punk” Vivien Goldman has brought together Geoff Travis, Daniel Miller, Charles Shaar Murray and Toby Mott to discover a less well-known side of the movement, the stories of the many Jews among its key players and innovators.