Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon
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Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon
Lillian Roxon was a woman ahead of her time, a journalist, music critic and feminist who embraced the social and political upheaval of the 1960s and '70s long before it was fashionable. Roxon grew up in a Jewish household, and her family moved from Poland first to Italy and then Australia to escape persecution during World War II. After studying journalism and falling in with a bohemian crowd in Sydney, Roxon became a New York correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald in 1962; while covering news stories, she also began writing about pop music and the Big Apple's demimonde. Roxon was… More