Lester was born in 1948 and passed away in 1982. Lester Bangs was a well known, highly respected rock critic. He was also an author, part-time rock singer and generally a very talented writer. The way I see it, its fair to say he was the Jack Kerouac of rock literature. As a journalist, he had a reputation for being honest and passionate.
1. Lester's rock idol was Lou Reed, but Lester wasnt afraid to tell Lou to go jump in the lake.
2. Lester Bangs never kissed rock star ass.
3. Lester Bangs got fired from Rolling Stone Magazine for having enough respect for his readers to be brutally honest.