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Ben Fong-Torres

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Ben Fong-Torres

American rock journalist, author, and broadcaster best known for his association with Rolling Stone magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle add

Category: Literature

Born in 1945.

Countries: United States (46%), California (38%), Mexico (8%)

Main connections: Rolling Stone, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Parade, Sly and the Family Stone, Category:San Francisco State University alumni

 

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Ben Fong-Torres was born in 1945 add something


1966

In real life, Fong-Torres, who graduated from San Francisco State University in 1966 with a B.A. in radio-TV-film, was a writer and senior editor of "Rolling Stone" from almost the magazine's inception add something


1970

Fong-Torres was a rock DJ for San Francisco radio station KSAN-FM in the 1970s add something


1972

Carlos Santana - The difficulties Santana and the band went through during this period were chronicled in Ben Fong-Torres' "Rolling Stone" 1972 cover story "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana"


1974

A Fong-Torres interview with Ray Charles was awarded the Deems Taylor Award for Magazine Writing in 1974 add something


1975

He conducted interviews for "Rolling Stone" of entertainment figures including Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, comedian Steve Martin and Linda Ronstadt's first cover story in 1975 add something


2000

He was portrayed in the 2000 film "Almost Famous" by actor Terry Chen add something


2005

Since July 2005, Fong-Torres has written the bi-weekly column "Radio Waves" in the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday Datebook add something


2006

His book with The Doors was published by Hyperion in November 2006, and he published The Grateful Dead Scrapbook in 2009 add something


2007

In 2007 to 2008, he hosted "Backstage" Sundays on San Francisco 's KFRC-FM, and continues to do DJ work add something

 

Paul Reubens - In 2007, Reubens attended his own tribute at the SF Sketchfest, where he talked about his career with Ben Fong-Torres


2010

In 2010, Suzanne Joe Kai, founder of the AsianConnections.com site and a television and film producer, began work on a documentary on Fong-Torres add something


2011

The Rice Room will be reprinted, with additional material and photographs, by the University of California Press in 2011 add something


2013

In November 2013, his latest book, "Willin': The Story of Little Feat" , was released add something


2018

In 2018, he announced that he had been signed by a production company to write the book for a musical, "The Summer of Love add something