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Thanks to everyone who made this list possible. If there are items you disagree with, these people are at least partly to blame:
Rodney Anonymous, a founding member of the Dead Milkmen, runs www.rodneyanonymous.com. In his spare time he enjoys screaming obscenities at former Real World cast members.
Erik Bader is a PW contributor who's been told that his music collection is "stuck in the '90s." He'll soon be self-publishing the first volume of his serial novel True Jersey.
Phil Beck is a freelance editor of books, magazines and newspapers, and a vice president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Laurence Beck is an actor and occasional freelance writer. He's an expert in classical music.
Mark Beers writes about opera for PW.
Patrick Berkery splits his time drumming for Philly's own Bigger Lovers and the Pernice Brothers. He frequently writes about music for PW, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Magnet and Men's Edge.
Arn Bernstein is executive editor/news director of Counselor, a trade magazine for the promotional products industry. He's been an avid music and record/CD collector since 1969.
Jerry Blavat has been a Philadelphia DJ for more than 40 years. He's the owner of Geator Gold Radio and Memories in Margate.
Chubby Checker is a singer and performer who made "The Twist" famous the world over and popularized the notion of "dancing apart to the beat."
Abdul Chestnut is a community activist and record executive for Abdul Entertainment, a member of the inspirational R&B/contemporary gospel group the Chestnut Brothers and founder/director of the Save the Children Campaign.
Bryan Dilworth is the father of Riley Dilworth, who's in charge of the Jungle Gym at Seager, Three Bears and Palumbo parks. He also works at Electric Factory Concerts,manages Burning Brides and oversees Heyday Entertainment(Bryan, that is).
Joel Dorn is a Grammy Award-winning record producer who started his career as a jazz DJ on WHAT. He also founded Hyena Records, which pays tribute to his Philly roots with releases by Ray Bryant and Skip Heller.
Ain� Ardron-Doley writes about everything from music to politics to sports. She's also the host of DUTV's popular hip-hop show The Avenue (www.dutv.org/avenue).
Julia Factorial is a local DJ who spins frequently at the Khyber.
Beth Falkof is a former PW intern. She likes to wear nonwhite headphones on her iPod.
Y-100's marketing and music director Dan Fein is the host of YNot, Y-100's new and local music show and Y100's live original music night, the Y-100 Tuesday Night Music Club at Grape Street Philadelphia.
Joe Genaro was a founding member of the Dead Milkmen. He now plays with the Low Budgets and lives in Philadelphia.
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