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Hillary Clinton’s Ghostwriter Used to be in a Campy Rock Band


If you’re famous, you don’t have any time to write a book.  Instead, you dictate some thoughts and a ghostwriter puts it all together for you.

Such is the case with Hillary Clinton whose book, Hard Choices, comes out on Tuesday.  The tome was ghosted by a guy named Ted Widmer who, in another life, was known as Dr. Rockingham in a Boston band called the Upper Crust.  They played AC/DC-like riff rock while dressed like it was the 18th century.  They were good enough to be asked to appear on Conan O’Brien.

Anyone remember them? Nope.  Me, neither.

If you need more, go here.  Poor Ted.  He had to chronicle Hillary’s love of stuffed animals.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Hillary Clinton’s Ghostwriter Used to be in a Campy Rock Band

  • What kind of a tosser doesn’t remember the Upper Crust? And get his name right. It’s Lord Rockingham.


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