Billy Miller (archivist)

William "Billy" Henry Miller Jr. (January 1, 1954 – November 13, 2016) was a rock 'n' roll collector and archivist whose magazine, Kicks, and record label, Norton (both co-founded with his wife Miriam Linna), championed vintage rockabilly and garage bands. Miller was born in Jamaica, Queens, and raised in Carle Place, on Long Island. He earned a bachelor's degree in photography and art from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, and worked as a draftsman at the same firm as his father, Gibbs & Cox.[1] He performed with the Zantees and the The A-Bones, produced records for Hasil Adkins, Roky Erickson and Flat Duo Jets and wrote liner notes for reissues by the Fabulous Wailers, Astronauts, Trashmen and others.[2]


  1. Grimes, William (November 14, 2016). "Billy Miller, Curator and Historian of Fringe Music, Dies at 62". The New York Times. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. "Billy Miller - Credits". Retrieved November 17, 2016.
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