Ep 188 LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES with music publicist Daniel Gill

On this episode we’re covering Like a Rolling Stone: the Life and Times of Ben Fong Torres. Released in 2021, Suzanne Joe Kai’s debut feature doc is now available on Netflix. Ben Fong-Torres has a fascinating background as a child of Chinese immigrants and being the editor at Rolling Stone during the cultural upheavals of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The doc features this godfather of music journalism interacting with Annie Liebovitz, Elton John, Jann Wenner, and many more.

Daniel Gill runs the PR and management firm Force Field out of the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Force Field is best known for launching the careers of many of your present day brunch playlist favorites, such as Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Beach House, Toro Y Moi, Real Estate, Neon Indian, Tennis, Lord Huron, Panda Bear, Woods, Kevin Morby, and many more. They’ve also handled PR for a slew of music documentaries including Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, ZAPPA, Once Were Brothers, Crock of Gold, Danny Says, Other Music, etc.

George’s music writing

Paco’s single 

Daniel’s label

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