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Victor Bockris
Victor Bockris
(born 1949) is an English-born, U.S.-based author, primarily of biographies of artists, writers, and musicians. He has written about Lou Reed
Lou Reed
(and The Velvet Underground), Andy Warhol, Keith Richards, William S. Burroughs, Terry Southern, Blondie, Patti Smith, and Muhammad Ali. He also helped write the autobiographies of John Cale
John Cale
and Bebe Buell.[citation needed] Bockris was born in Sussex, England
Sussex, England
in 1949; his family moved to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
when he was four years old.[citation needed] He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where both his parents worked, in 1971.[citation needed] While still in Philadelphia, he founded Telegraph Books.[citation needed] He moved to New York City
New York City
in 1973 and became an associate of Warhol and Burroughs.[citation needed] He worked for Warhol at the Factory and published many pieces in Warhol's magazine Interview, often in collaboration with Andrew Wylie, now best known as a literary agent.[citation needed] As well as Interview, Bockris also published work in High Times, Gadfly and Drummer.[citation needed] Bockris' book Beat Punks explores the relationship between artistic bohemians of the 1950s (the Beats) and the 1970s (the Punks). Quotes[edit] "Andy taught us how to interview: Never have any questions ready. Treat it like a cocktail party."[1] References[edit]

^ "Mr. International Velvet". Citypaper.net. 1995-11-02. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 

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interview The Ali-Warhol tapes by Victor Bockris The magic world of William Burroughs by Victor Bockris Visions of the Seventies by Victor Bockris Telegraph Books collection, Kislak Center for Special
Special
Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Victor Bockris
Victor Bockris
papers, Kislak Center for Special
Special
Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 111183750 LCCN: n80135017 ISNI: 0000 0001 0935 4399 GND: 111864240 SUDOC: 035651113 BNF: cb13327061d (data) BIBSYS: 98056586 NDL: 00463432 BNE: XX860027 SNAC: w6hq598x PIC: 51881

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