Michael Erlewine

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John Michael Erlewine (born July 18, 1941) is an American musician, astrologer, photographer, TV host, publisher and Internet entrepreneur who founded the music online database site AllMusic (formerly known then as All Music Guide) in 1991.wikipedia
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John Michael Erlewine (born July 18, 1941) is an American musician, astrologer, photographer, TV host, publisher and Internet entrepreneur who founded the music online database site AllMusic (formerly known then as All Music Guide) in 1991.
AllMusic was launched as All Music Guide by Michael Erlewine, a "compulsive archivist, noted astrologer, Buddhist scholar and musician".

The Prime Movers (Michigan band)

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He and his brother Dan founded a blues band called The Prime Movers, which regularly played Chicago; other members included "Blue" Gene Tyranny (Robert Sheff).
The band originally consisted of Michael Erlewine (lead singer, harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Robert Vinopal (bass), and Michael "Spider" Wynn (drums).

Iggy Pop

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When the drummer left, they replaced him with Iggy Pop (James Osterberg), then 18 years old.
After exploring local blues-style bands such as the Prime Movers (with brothers Dan and Michael Erlewine), he eventually dropped out of the University of Michigan and moved to Chicago to learn more about blues.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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He is the uncle of American music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine.
Erlewine was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a nephew of the former musician and AllMusic founder Michael Erlewine.

Gene Tyranny

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He and his brother Dan founded a blues band called The Prime Movers, which regularly played Chicago; other members included "Blue" Gene Tyranny (Robert Sheff).
He has toured with the Carla Bley Band and The Prime Movers (which included Iggy Pop and Michael Erlewine) as well as Iggy & The Stooges (in 1973).

Astrology

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John Michael Erlewine (born July 18, 1941) is an American musician, astrologer, photographer, TV host, publisher and Internet entrepreneur who founded the music online database site AllMusic (formerly known then as All Music Guide) in 1991.

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John Michael Erlewine (born July 18, 1941) is an American musician, astrologer, photographer, TV host, publisher and Internet entrepreneur who founded the music online database site AllMusic (formerly known then as All Music Guide) in 1991.

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John Michael Erlewine (born July 18, 1941) is an American musician, astrologer, photographer, TV host, publisher and Internet entrepreneur who founded the music online database site AllMusic (formerly known then as All Music Guide) in 1991.

Michigan

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As a musician, he was active in the Michigan folk scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Hitchhiking

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In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had traveled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco.

Bob Dylan

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In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had traveled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco.

Greenwich Village

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In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had traveled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco.

Venice, Los Angeles

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In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had traveled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco.

San Francisco

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In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had traveled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco.

Chicago

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He and his brother Dan founded a blues band called The Prime Movers, which regularly played Chicago; other members included "Blue" Gene Tyranny (Robert Sheff).

Popular music

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The first site in particular has become an important popular music reference that licenses its content to numerous other websites.

Matrix Software

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Erlewine regained control of Matrix Software in November 2008 and continues as director of that company.

Blues

May Erlewine

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May Erlewine was born to a musical family; her father Michael Erlewine was a member of the Michigan blues band The Prime Movers and her uncle is a luthier.

Always Something There

The Allmusic review by Michael Erlewine, awarded the album 2 stars.

Grant Green

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Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, "A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar ... Green's playing is immediately recognizable – perhaps more than any other guitarist."

Jubilee Shout!!!

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn & Michael Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and calls it a "classic funky soul-jazz groove".