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Dave Steinfeld

Dave Steinfeld started his professional writing career in 1999 when he became the writer for Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, a weekly adult contemporary radio show. The following year he joined MJI Broadcasting, where he cowrote the daily Classic Rock show prep. Over the last two decades, he has branched out into writing for print and online. Some of the outlets he has contributed to since then are The Alternate Root, American Songwriter, Beyond Race, Blurt, BUST, Classic Rock UK, Curve, The Daily News, Essence,, Spinner, Spotlight and Venus. He has written about women in music more than any male journalist in America and has been a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame voting body since 2016. Dave grew up in Connecticut and is currently based in New York City.

Articles by Dave Steinfeld

25 Most Essential Paul McCartney Songs

Paul McCartney in 1964

Call him Sir Paul, call him “the cute one,” call him Percy Thrillington… Whatever you call him, there’s no denying that Paul McCartney is a living legend. And today (June 18, 2022), that living legend turns 80. There are few (if any) people in rock and roll history whose careers have rivaled McCartney’s — in … Continue reading 25 Most Essential Paul McCartney Songs

George Harrison: 20 Essential Songs

George Harrison in 1974

George Harrison was often referred to as “the quiet Beatle” — but context is important. When he got that nickname, George was not only the youngest member of the band, he was also — to use his words — “an economy class Beatle,” forever in the shadows of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. In fact, … Continue reading George Harrison: 20 Essential Songs

Billy Joel’s Top 10 Albums

Billy Joel

He hasn’t released an album of new material since 1993, but Billy Joel’s place in the pop-rock pantheon is secure nonetheless. His concerts are still massively popular, of course. But beyond that, Joel’s back catalog — the first half of which is the subject of The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1, a new box set from … Continue reading Billy Joel’s Top 10 Albums