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Charles Shaar Murray (born 1951) is an English music journalist.

His first experience in journalism came 1970 when he was asked to contribute to the satirical magazine Oz. In particular, he contributed to the notorious Schoolkids OZ issue, and was involved in the consequent obscenity trial.

He then wrote for IT , before decamping to the New Musical Express in 1972 for which he wrote until around 1986. Subsequently he worked for a number of publications including Q magazine, Mojo, MacUser, New Statesman, Prospect, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, Vogue, and The Independent. He currently writes a monthly column about his life-long love affair with guitars in Guitarist.

In addition to his magazine work, Murray has written a number of books:

  • Shots From The Hip, ISBN 0-14-012341-5, selected writings from his first two decades as a journalist
  • Blues on CD: The Essential Guide, (1993), ISBN 1-85626-084-4
  • Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and Post-War Pop, a musical biography of Jimi Hendrix, ISBN 0-571-20749-9. This won the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award.
  • Boogie Man: Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th Century, a biography of John Lee Hooker, ISBN 0-14-016890-7. This was shortlisted for the Gleason award.
  • David Bowie: An Illustrated Record, with Roy Carr, ISBN 0906008255
Broadcasting credits include:
  • "The Seven Ages of Rock" (BBC2, 2007) as series consultant and interviewee
  • "The South Bank Show" (ITV, 2006) Dusty Springfield - interviewee
  • "Inky Fingers: The NME Story" (BBC2, 2005) - interviewee
  • "Dancing in the Street" (BBC2) - series consultant
  • "Jazz From Hell: Frank Zappa" (BBC Radio 3) writer and presenter
  • "Punk Jazz: Jaco Pastorius" (BBC R3) writer and presenter
  • "The Life and Crimes of Lenny Bruce" (BBC R3) writer and presenter
He has also sung and played guitar and harmonica as "Blast Furnace" with the band Blast Furnace and the Heatwaves.
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Total Books: 16
The Hellhound Sample
2011 - The Hellhound Sample (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781900486781
ISBN-10: 1900486784
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Boogie Man  The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century
In Their Own Write Adventures In The Music Press
2001 - In Their Own Write Adventures in the Music Press (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781860743412
ISBN-10: 1860743412
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Crosstown Traffic
2001 - Crosstown Traffic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571207497
ISBN-10: 0571207499
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Boogie Man The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century
Boogie Man Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th Century
Jimi Hendrix
1996 - Jimi Hendrix (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020224925
ISBN-10: 2020224925
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Jimi Hendrix
1993 - Jimi Hendrix (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782867051807
ISBN-10: 2867051800
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Shots from the Hip
1991 - Shots From the Hip [Penguin Originals] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140123418
ISBN-10: 0140123415
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix and the Post-War Rock'N'Roll Revolution
1991 - Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix and the Post-war Rock'n'roll Revolution (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312063245
ISBN-10: 0312063245
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix and the Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Revolution
Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix and Post-war Pop
1989 - Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix and Post-war Pop (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571149360
ISBN-10: 0571149367
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BOOGIE MAN ADVENTURES OF JOHN LEE HOOKER IN THE AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY
David Bowie An Illustrated Record
David Bowie an Illustrated Record (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780906008256
ISBN-10: 0906008255
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix Die Legende der Rockmusik
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix Die Legende Der Rockmusik (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783854450603
ISBN-10: 3854450605
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