May 11th, 2011

Willis was The New Yorker's first pop critic from 1968 to 1975, and her essays made the connection between music, pleasure and politics. In pieces about Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Velvet Underground or Stevie Wonder, her thoughts were complex, but her words were as accessible as a great backbeat…”Out of the Vinyl Deeps,” edited by her daughter, brings together many of her pieces from The New Yorker and other publications.


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