Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon

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de Young, Robert (2010) Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon. [Video]


On her way to New York in 1959, a young Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, who’d grown up as an impressionable teenager in the town of Brisbane awash with American servicemen, stopped in Hawaii to interview Colonel Tom Parker. Symbolically this would mark the beginning of Lillian’s passion for rock ’n’ roll. Ten years later, she was the queen of New York’s coolest club, Max’s Kansas City, and would write the first ever Rock Encyclopedia.

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Premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 6 August 2010, and screened in the Toronto international Film Festival (9-19 September 2010), DOC NYC in New York (October), the Rome International Film Festival, and the Brisbane International Film Festival in November 2010.

Item type Video
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
Historical > SEO Classification > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Keywords ResPubID22990, rock music, journalists, journalism, Lillian Roxon
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