Michael Erlewine

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Birth nameMichael Erlewine_header_cell_0_2_0 John Michael ErlewineMichael Erlewine_cell_0_2_1
BornMichael Erlewine_header_cell_0_3_0 (1941-07-18) July 18, 1941 (age 79)

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.Michael Erlewine_cell_0_3_1

GenresMichael Erlewine_header_cell_0_4_0 Folk music, bluesMichael Erlewine_cell_0_4_1
Occupation(s)Michael Erlewine_header_cell_0_5_0 Musician, astrologer, nature photographer, television host, entrepreneurMichael Erlewine_cell_0_5_1
Years activeMichael Erlewine_header_cell_0_6_0 1950s–2000sMichael Erlewine_cell_0_6_1
Associated actsMichael Erlewine_header_cell_0_7_0 The Prime Movers, Iggy Pop, Gene TyrannyMichael Erlewine_cell_0_7_1

John Michael Erlewine (/ˈɜːrlwaɪn/; 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. Michael Erlewine_sentence_0

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Erlewine has had several careers. Michael Erlewine_sentence_1

As a musician, he was active in the Michigan folk scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Michael Erlewine_sentence_2

In 1961 he hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, and had traveled to Greenwich Village, Venice, California, and San Francisco. Michael Erlewine_sentence_3

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). Michael Erlewine_sentence_4

When the drummer left, they replaced him with Iggy Pop (James Osterberg), then 18 years old. Michael Erlewine_sentence_5

The Prime Movers gave him the nickname "Iggy" as he had played in the band The Iguanas. Michael Erlewine_sentence_6

According to biographer Jim Ambrose, the two years Osterberg spent in the band made him aware of "art, politics, and experimentation". Michael Erlewine_sentence_7

In 1977 Erlewine founded Matrix Software. Michael Erlewine_sentence_8

He was the first person to program astrology on microcomputers and make astrological programs available to the astrological community. Michael Erlewine_sentence_9

He has published more than forty books on astrology and related topics. Michael Erlewine_sentence_10

Michael Erlewine and his band, the Prime Movers, were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2015. Michael Erlewine_sentence_11

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Erlewine and his wife have four children. Michael Erlewine_sentence_12

He is the uncle of American music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Michael Erlewine_sentence_13

All Music Guide Michael Erlewine_section_2

In the 1990s, Erlewine founded the All Music Guide (allmusic.com), the All Movie Guide (allmovie.com), and the All Game Guide (allgame.com). Michael Erlewine_sentence_14

The first site in particular has become an important popular music reference that licenses its content to numerous other websites. Michael Erlewine_sentence_15

Erlewine regained control of Matrix Software (astrologysoftware.com) in November 2008 and continues as director of that company. Michael Erlewine_sentence_16

Television channel Michael Erlewine_section_3

Erlewine is the host on a 12-segment television channel called Spirit Grooves / Dharma Grooves, featuring topics on alternative awareness and reaching some 540,000 viewers. Michael Erlewine_sentence_17

Publications Michael Erlewine_section_4

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  • Erlewine, Michael, 1980, "Astrological programming manual", American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, Ariz.Michael Erlewine_item_0_0
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1992, "All-Music Guide", editor (Miller-Freeman)Michael Erlewine_item_0_1
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1999, "All-Music Guide to the Blues", editor (Miller-Freeman)Michael Erlewine_item_0_2
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1999, "All-Music Guide to Rock", editor (Miller-Freeman)Michael Erlewine_item_0_3
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1997, "All-Music Guide to Country", editor (Miller-Freeman)Michael Erlewine_item_0_4
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1996, "All-Music Guide to Jazz", editor (Miller-Freeman)Michael Erlewine_item_0_5
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1976, "The Sun Is Shining", paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_6
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1976, "Astrophysical Directions", paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_7
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1976, "Interface: Planetary Nodes”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_8
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1981, “Local Space: Relocation Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_9
  • Erlewine, Michael, “Tibetan Earth Lords: Tibetan Astrology and Geomancy”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_10
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Astrology's Mirror: Full-Phase Aspects”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_11
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1998, “Our Pilgrimage to Tibet”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_12
  • Erlewine, Michael, 1980, “Burn Rate: Retrogrades in Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_13
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2005, “Mother Moon: Astrology of 'The Lights'”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_14
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Interpret Astrology: The 360 3-Way Combinations”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_15
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Interpret Astrology: The House Combinations”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_16
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2007, “Interpret Astrology: The Planetary Combinations”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_17
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “Astrology of the Heart: Astro-Shamanism”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_18
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “The Astrology of Space”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_19
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “StarTypes: Life-Path Partners”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_20
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “How to Learn Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_21
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “The Art of Feng Shui”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_22
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2008, “Tibetan Astrology”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_23
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2010, “Experiences with Mahamudra”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_24
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2010, “Nature in the Backyard”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_25
  • Erlewine, Michael, 2010, “Dharma Poems”, paperback (Heart Center Publications)Michael Erlewine_item_0_26
  • Erlewine, Michael and Stanley Livingston, 2010, “Blues in Black & White: The Landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festivals”, paperback (University of Michigan Press)Michael Erlewine_item_0_27


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