Jim Cosby is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. Mr. Cosby's first book, DEVIL'S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL, McFarland & Company, Inc., is out now.
Jim has been a life-long rock music fan since first being exposed to the Beatles as a toddler. Jim attended undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle and law school at Temple University in Philadelphia, and has since published several law review articles on children's rights under the Constitution. Currently, Jim works in the area of anti-money laundering prevention.
Music-wise, Jim was previously a regular contributor of reviews, essays and interviews with MusicOMH.com before joining PopMatters.
He can be contacted at [email protected] and on Twitter at @CosbyDawnofRock.
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