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Michael Erlewine
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Background information
Birth name John Michael Erlewine
Born (1941-07-18) 18 Julie 1941 (age 78)
Oreigin Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Genres fowk muisic
blues
Thrift muisicker, astrologer, natur photographer, TV host.entrepreneur
Years active 1950s – 2000s
Associate acts The Prime Movers, Iggy Pop, Gene Tyranny
Wabsteid Matrix Software Company

Michael Erlewine (born 18 Julie 1941 in Lancaster, Pennsylvanie) is an American muisicker, astrologer, photographer, TV host, an Internet entrepreneur who foondit All Music Guide (nou kent as Allmusic) in 1991.

Backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erlewine haes haed several careers. As a muisicker, he wis active in the Michigan fowk scene in the late 1950s an early 1960s. In 1961 he hitchhiked wi Bob Dylan, an haed traveled tae Greenwich Village, Venice, Californie) an San Francisco.[1] He an his brither Dan foondit a blues baund cried The Prime Movers, which regularly played Chicago; ither members includit "Blue" Gene Tyranny (Robert Sheff). When the drummer left, they replacit him wi Iggy Pop (James Osterberg), then 18. It wis the Prime Movers who gave him the nickname "Iggy", acause he haed played in the baund The Iguanas. Accordin tae biographer Jim Ambrose, the twa years Osterberg spent in the baund made him aware o "airt, politics, an experimentation".[1]

In 1977 Erlewine foondit Matrix Software. He wis the first body tae program astrology on microcomputers an mak astrological programs available tae the astrological commonty. Erlewine haes published mair than forty beuks on astrology an relatit topics.

The day Erlewine lives in Big Rapids, Michigan, wi his wife. They hae fower childer. He is the uncle o AMG creetic Stephen Thomas Erlewine.

All Music Guide[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 1991 Erlewine founded the All Music Guide (allmusic.com), the All Movie Guide (allmovie.com), and the All Game Guide (allgame.com). The first steid in pairticular haes become a important popular muisic reference that licenses its content tae numerous ither wabsteids. Erlewine regained control o Matrix Software in November 2008 an continues as director o that company.

Macro Photographer[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erlewine is a well-kent natur photographer, specializin in close-up an macro photografie, includin mair than a dozen beiks, scores o airticles, a entire series o video on close-up photografie an focus stackin. Erlewine is the appointit mentor for close-up an macro photografie at the esteemed lens steid NikonGear.com.

TV Channel[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erlewine is the host on a 12-segment TV channel cried SpiritGrooves, featurin topics on alternative awareness an reachin some 540,000 viewers.

Publications[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Erlewine, Michael, 1992, “All-Music Guide”, editor (Miller-Freeman)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1999, “All-Music Guide to the Blues”, editor (Miller-Freeman)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1999, “All-Music Guide to Rock”, editor (Miller-Freeman)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1997, “All-Music Guide to Country”, editor (Miller-Freeman)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1996, “All-Music Guide to Jazz”, editor (Miller-Freeman)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1976, “The Sun is Shining”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1976, “Astrophysical Directions”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1976, “Interface: Planetary Nodes”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1981, “Local space: Relocation Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, “Tibetan Earth Lords: Tibetan Astrology and Geomancy”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Astrology’s Mirror: Full-Phase Aspects”, paperback,(Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1998, “Our Pilgrimage to Tibet”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1980, “Burn Rate: Retrogrades in Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2005, “Mother Moon: Astrology of ‘The Lights’”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Interpret Astrology: The 360 3-Way Combinations”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Interpret Astrology: The House Combinations”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Interpret Astrology: The Planetary Combinations”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “Astrology of the Heart: Astro-Shamanism”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “The Astrology of Space”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “StarTypes: Life-Path Partners”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “How to Learn Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “The Art of Feng Shui”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “Tibetan Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2010, “Experiences with Mahamudra”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2010, “Nature in the Backyard”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2010, “Dharma Poems”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)
  • Erlewine, Michael and Stanley Livingston, 2010, “Blues in Black & White: The Landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festivals”, paperback (University of Michigan Press)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jim Ambrose (2004). Gimme Danger: The Story of Iggy Pop. 

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