John Robb


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in Fleetwood, Lancashire, The United Kingdom
May 04, 1961

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John Robb is vocalist in the punk rock band Goldblade. Based in Manchester, he has also written several books on music and frequently appears as a journalist/commentator on documentary/light entertainment music shows. While working for Sounds, Robb was the first journalist to interview Nirvana (in 1989), and also later coined the word 'Britpop'.

Robb's books include a biography of The Stone Roses, Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop (1996), and the best-selling Punk Rock: An Oral History (2006), which has been translated into several different languages.

His latest book, released October 2009, is Death To Trad Rock an account of the eighties DIY underground in the UK, including bands such as The Membranes, Three Johns, The Nightin
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Punk Rock: An Oral History

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The Stone Roses: And the Re...

3.49 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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The North Will Rise Again: ...

4.03 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Death to Trad Rock

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The Nineties: What the F**k...

2.96 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Green Day

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The Charlatans We Are Rock:...

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The American Way: The Lost ...

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I Shall Avenge: A Foreign L...

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The Rimfire Riders

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