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Bill Bentley

Bill Bentley got his first drum set in 1965 and still has it. He's been a deejay, record store clerk, publicist, writer, concert promoter, record producer and A&R director, sometimes all at once. He's worked at KUT-FM, Austin City Limits, L.A. Weekly, Slash Records, Warner Bros. Records, Vanguard and Concord Records. Bentley's SMITHSONIAN ROCK & ROLL: THE PEOPLE'S PICTURES will be published by Smithsonian Books available October 2017. He still plays drums and has a fondness for producing tribute albums, and has done them for Roky Erickson, Skip Spence, Sir Doug Sahm, and Lou Reed. 

Published in the Austin Sun

Bentley's Bandstand

- October 10, 2016

- September 2, 2016

- August 8, 2016  

- July 1, 2016  

- Best of 2016 -so far- (June 21, 2016)

- June 12, 2016  

- Shoe Box Tapes (May 12, 2016)

Bill Bentley with Jewel


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