Howard Bloom – The Art & Science Of Celebrity

Howard Bloom did the ’60s – and according to one of his books, he may have even accidentally started the ’60s. He’s also the celebrity music publicist behind some of the biggest musical acts of the 20th century, and the author of numerous best-selling books on topics ranging from history to philosophy.  We join Howard Bloom for an incredible ride through one of the most intriguing and diverse careers ever seen.

About Our Guest

Howard Bloom (born June 25, 1943) is an American author. He was a music publicist in the 1970s and 1980s for singers and bands such as Prince,Billy Joel, and Styx. He has published a book on Islam, The Muhammad Code, an autobiography, How I Accidentally Started The Sixties, and three books on human evolution and group behavior: The Genius of the Beast, Global Brain, and The Lucifer Principle.

Bloom was born to a Jewish family in Buffalo, New York. He became interested in science, especially cosmology and microbiology, as early as the age of ten. By age sixteen Bloom was working as an assistant researching the immune system at the Roswell Park Memorial Research Cancer Institute. Bloom graduated from New York University and, at the age of twenty-five, veered from his scientific studies to work as an editor for a rock magazine. Bloom would go on to found one of the largest public relations firms in the music industry.