Back when I was a kid, Time Magazine played the Beatles to Newsweek’s the Stones and, on an international arena (I was living in Lebanon), they were important reads as to the view of the world via the USA. when I first came to the States (in 1975) I was most shocked by the ads in Time Magazine, they were so, well, American. It was a thrill.
But I wasn’t one of the most influential teens of course, but these kids are and you can read it hear but let rock nyc keep it simple for you…
Mo’ne Davis, 13 – She is the pitcher john Oliver loved so much
Sasha Obama, 13, and Malia Obama, 16 – well, duh
Kiernan Shipka, 14 – Mad Men girl
Jazz Jennings, 14 – Transgendered budding legend
Flynn McGarry, 15 – Chef
Erik Finman, 15 – Co-founded website botangle.com and made a bundle
Nash Grier, 16 – 9.6 Million followers for his six second video loops
Rico Rodriguez, 16 – “Modern family” sitcom actor
Ciara Judge, 16, Émer Hickey, 17, and Sophie Healy-Thow, 17 – Wow, “discovery: Diazotroph, a bacteria that sucks nitrogen from the atmosphere into soil, speeding up the germination of cereal crops like barley and oats and—more importantly—increasing their yield.”
Shawn Mendes, 16 – I couldn’t stand his EP, but maybe I should listen again.
Jaden Smith, 16 – Hate him love him, doesnt matter he is still occupying time in your psyche
Becky G, 17 – 75 million streams for “Shower”
Salma Kakar, 17 – lead bicyclist on the Afghan team
Lorde, 17 – Hey, I love the Hunger Games single and she was terrific live.
Lydia Ko, 17 – Pro golfer
Chloë Grace Moretz, 17 – Actress, she was pretty good in the denzel Washington shoot em up
Kylie Jenner, 17, and Kendall Jenner, 18 – If it is that easy why doesn’t everybody do it?
Malala Yousafzai, 17 – OK, now this kid is the real deal. She is the girl who got shot in the head for wanting to go to school in Pakistan. Are you kidding me? She won the Nobel Peace prize and more importantly, deserved it.
Rachel Fox, 18 – Teen actress becomes day trader
Bethany Mota, 18 – Fashion and design blogger
Joshua Wong, 18 – Hong Kong protester
Austin Mahone, 18 – My friend Maggi will be happy
Tavi Gevinson, 18 – editor of huge teen gal online publication “rookie”
Megan Grassell, 19 – Invented desexualized underwear for teen girls, teen boys everywhere are not amused.
Troye Sivan, 19 – Youtube singer
it has been four years since her last long player
quickly get your music noticed
A fast rock & roll song performed with a retro punk vibe
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – April 1983 (Volume 14, Number 11)
the final issue edited by Susan Whitall
hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana
Chuck D is at the Grammy Museum
On The Red Carpet For The Screening Of “The Beast Inside” At The Angelica Cinema, Sunday, January 29th, 2023: pictures by Billy Hess
a powerhouse performance by Sadie Katz and SohoJohnny as you never thought you’d see him
that SNL gig was excellent
Miley rises to top of the celebrity food chain
captivating, hooklined, country pop songs