Antedating of "Punk Rocker"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 16 02:59:10 UTC 2005

punk rocker (OED 1976)

1975 _L.A. Times_ 15 June P70 (ProQuest)  As part of their broadening
process, Chinn-Chapman are even thinking of writing occasional songs for
"non-stable" artists.  They'd even, they confess, like to write a hit for
the queen of easy listening music, Olivia Newton-John.  The latter step
might call [sic] some punk-rockers in England to shout "heresy," but
Chinn-Chapman don't care.

Fred Shapiro

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