The godfather of rock criticism looks back.

In 1966, Richard Goldstein, 21 and looking 15, became America's first full-time rock critic, penning The Village Voice's "Pop Eye" column -- a job that was "better than sex with The Shirelles," he writes in his vivid, eccentric new memoir, Another Little Piece of My Heart.

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