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Fiery Music Writer Died: Nick Tosches (Nicholas Tosches) Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause of Death & More About Life

Nicholas Tosches Wiki – Bio

Nicholas P. Tosches was an American journalist, novelist, biographer, and poet. His 1982 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, Hellfire, was praised by Rolling Stone magazine as “the best rock and roll biography ever written.”Tosches was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 23, 1949. His surname originated from Albanian settlers in Italy, known as Arbëreshë; his grandfather emigrated from the village of Castelvecchio di Puglia to New York City in the late 19th century.

Nick Tosches, the revered music journalist, and biographer, has died. He was 69 years old, according to The New York Times. Though the cause of death has not been determined, Tosches had reportedly been ill.

Nicholas Tosches Cause of Death

Nicholas Tosches died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 69. The exact cause has not been determined, but he had been ill, a friend, James Marshall, said.

Nicholas  Tosches Age

Nicholas Tosches was 70 Years old at the time of death his age was.

Nick Tosches
Born October 23, 1949
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died October 20, 2019 (aged 69)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Occupation Biographer, essayist, journalist, novelist, poet
Nationality American

Nicholas Tosches Expertise

Nick Tosches brought a brash style to coverage of the rock world in the late 1960s and ’70s, then applied similar skills to novels and books on Dean Martin and Sonny Liston.

Nicholas Tosches Work and Career

Nick Tosches, who started out in the late 1960s as a brash music writer with a taste for the fringes of rock and country, then bent his eclectic style to biographies of figures like Dean Martin and Sonny Liston and to hard-to-classify novels

He had a variety of jobs, including working as a porter for his family’s business in New Jersey, as a paste-up artist for the Lovable underwear company in New York City, and later, in the early 1970s, like a snake hunter for the Miami Serpentarium, in Florida. A fan of early rock and roll and “oddball” records, he also began writing for rock music magazines, including CreemFusion, and Rolling Stone. He has been described as “the best example of a good rock journalist who set out to transcend his genre and succeeded,”[1] and as someone who “along with Lester Bangs, Richard Meltzer and a handful of other noble notables from the era… elevated rock writing to a new plateau.

Tosches has worked as a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine. His work has also been published in Esquire and Open City. He has published four novels, Cut Numbers (1988), Trinities (1994)

Nicholas Tosches Books

In 1977 Mr. Tosches published his first book, “Country,” a well-researched look at some of country music’s lesser-known and often roguish figures. “Unsung Heroes of Rock ’n’ Roll” followed in 1984, with chapters on Ella Mae Morse, Skeets McDonald and many more.

But by then Mr. Tosches had already begun to branch out. His first biography, “Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story,” came out in 1982, and in 1986 he ventured beyond music with “Power on Earth: Michele Sindona’s Explosive Story,” about an Italian financier who was involved in assorted scandals.

Nicholas Tosches Marriage

An early marriage, in 1972, was brief. Complete information on survivors was not immediately available.



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