Ira Robbins

Ira Robbins first encountered rock ‘n’ roll in 1962 and began writing about it in 1972. Trouser Press magazine, which he co-founded in 1974 and published for a decade, is now online at He has served as pop music editor for New York Newsday, written for dozens of publications, supplied liner notes for 50 albums and edited five Trouser Press record guides. He has authored two novels — “Kick It Till It Breaks” (2009) and “Marc Bolan Killed in Crash” (2020) – and is currently preparing to publish an anthology-cum-memoir titled “Music in a Word.”