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Lester Bangs

  • Original Name Leslie Conway
  • Birth 13 Dec 1948
  • Death 30 Apr 1982
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
  • Plot scattered by nephew
  • Memorial ID 9986

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9986
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lester Bangs (13 Dec 1948–30 Apr 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9986, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.