John Rockwell,An American Music Critic,Personal Life,Net Worth

Published Date   19th Nov. 2017, 10:39 am
John Rockwell,An American Music Critic,Personal Life,Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: John Rockwell
Nationality: American
Qualification: Ph.D in German cultural history

Serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Accelergy Corporation, Managing Director of various Ventures, John Rockwell has more than 25 years of experience in making venture capital investment. He is an American Music Critic who has intelligently and persuasively written about classical music, rock, dance, performance art, sculpture, movies, theater and literature.


American music critic, John Rockwell was born on 1940 in the USA.

He began his journalist career at the Oakland Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. In 1972, he began writing at The New York Times, first as a classical music critic and reporter, as the paper chief pop music critic ad from 1992- 1994, then also as European cultural correspondent.

He left the Times to start independent projects at the end of 2006.

 Early Life and Education

John Rockwell was born to a middle class family and grew along with his siblings in New York City.

He was talented in the academics since his childhood. During his college and university days, Rockwell has already gathered a lot of experience related to his profession of American Music critic.

His academic profile is quite impressive. He joined and completed his education from Phillips Academy, Harvard, the University of Munich, and the University of California. There, he earned a Ph.D in German Cultural history.

Professional Career and Net Worth

After his education got completed, John Rockwell started his journalism career at the Oakland Tribune, daily newspaper and the Los Angeles Times.

Then after, John started writing a classical music and reporting to the “New York Times”. Further he worked as the paper’s chief pop music critic. Similarly, for two years, he worked as the European cultural correspondent.

Along with this, Rockwell also worked as the first director of the “ Lincoln Center Festival”. After that, John returned to the New York Times as an editor of the paper’s Sunday Arts and Leisure section. However, he left the Times at the end of 2006 to initiate new independent projects.

John started working at “WHRB”, a commercial radio station at Harvard as well as in KPFA, musical radio station in Berkeley. Additionally, John did published several books such as All American music(1983), Sinatra: An American Classic Random House(1984), The idiots(2003), Outsider: John Rockwell on the Arts, Limelight (2006), “The Times of the Sixties” (editor), Black Dog and Leventhal (2014).


In January 2008, John Rockwell was a Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin. He is a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts & Letters.

John Rockwell’s salary and earning from his work. writings, books is huge. However, his net worth, properties has not come to light yet.


He got his start in Journalism at WHRB at Havard and at KPFA in Berkeley. On WHRB Radio, he examined cultural topics and events in the news for his weekly Monday night segment, Rockwell Matters from October 2007 until May 2008. He is interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian on KPFA following the publication of his book “ All American Music: Composition of the late 20th Century” 1983.

Personal Life

John Rockwell married his girlfriend, Linda Mevorach. Currently, the couple has a beautiful daughter, Sasha, presently teaching in the Shanghai.

And John and his spouse live a blissful life in Manhattan without any news or traces of divorce.



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