Cameron Crowe

Although Cameron Crowe is neither a musician nor an actor, his contributions to both music journalism and movie screenwriting/directing remain great. Born on July 13, 1957, in Palm Springs, CA, Crowe was raised in San Diego, and became a major rock & roll fan by his teenaged years. Instead of doing what many music-loving teenagers do -- impersonate their idols in garage bands -- Crowe turned to music journalism, landing writing jobs at the age of 15 with such renowned publications as Penthouse, Playboy, Creem, and the Los Angeles Times. A year later, Crowe began writing for Rolling Stone, where he eventually served as Contributing Editor and eventually, Associate Editor, as he interviewed/covered such '70s rock heavy weights as Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, the Allman Brothers, Deep Purple, and countless others. 1976 also saw Crowe pen his first liner notes, for Peter Frampton's monster smash, Frampton Comes Alive!, as he somehow also managed to attend and graduate from high school.