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Gary Lachman

Gary Lachman

Gary Lachman is the author of the Dedalus Book of the 1960s: Turn Off Your Mind, an 'occult history' of the 1960s, The Dedalus Book of the Occult: A Dark Muse, The Dedalus Occult Reader, The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides: Dead Letters and In Search of P.D.Ouspensky:The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff and , as Gary Valentine, New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation with Blondie, Iggy Pop and Others 1974-1981, a memoir of his years as a musician in New York in the 1970s.

A founding member of the rock group Blondie, he wrote some of the band's early hits. Before moving to London in 1996 and becoming a full time writer, Gary studied philosophy, taught English literature, was Science Writer for a major American university, and managed a metaphysical bookstore. He is a regular contributor to Fortean Times, and has written for TLS, Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Mojo, Bizarre, and other journals in the US and UK.

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