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Lester Bangs
Original name: Leslie Conway Bangs
Birth: Dec. 13, 1948
Death: Apr. 30, 1982

Author, Rock Musician, Journalist, Poet. Credited by some with popularizing the terms "heavy metal" and "punk rock", he wrote highly influential criticism and commentary (which as times had been characterized outrageous, sensitive, and comical) for "Rolling Stone," "Creem," "The Village Voice," and many other publications. He also sang with the The Delinquents, as well as other bands. His posthumously-assembled collection "Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor Dung," appeared in 1987, and his biography, "Let It Blurt," by Jim DeRogatis, appeared in 2000. 
 
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 Parents:
  Conway Lester Bangs (1915 - 1957)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Plot: scattered by nephew
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9986
Lester Bangs
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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