Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs
1948 - 1982

Lester Bangs  American Critic


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American Critic Lester Bangs was born Leslie Conway Bangs on 14th December, 1948 in Escondido, California and passed away on 30th Apr 1982 New York City, New York, United States aged 33. He is most remembered for Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

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First Name Lester
Last Name Bangs
Full Name at Birth Leslie Conway Bangs
Age 33 (age at death) years
Birthday 14th December, 1948
Birthplace Escondido, California
Died 30th April, 1982
Place of Death New York City, New York, United States
Cause of Death Overdose
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Music critic, musician, author
Occupation Critic
Claim to Fame Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, critic, author, and musician. Often cited during his lifetime as "America's Greatest Rock Critic", he wrote for Creem and Rolling Stone magazines and was known for his leading influence in rock music criticism.

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