Ben Corbett

  • Professional journalist for over 20 years who covered music artists like Bob Dylan and cultural icons like Hunter S. Thompson
  • Author of several works of non-fiction, including "This Is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives" and "Ancient Gonzo Wisdom," a collection of interviews with Thompson
  • Writes for his own self-titled music journalism website
  • Contributes to a number of national publications including High Times magazine and Boulder Weekly
  • Well-known for an extensive knowledge of Cuba, its relations with the United States, and Latin American culture


Ben Corbett is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about literary pop culture, especially around musicians and writers like John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Hunter S. Thompson. With hundreds of interviews, artist profiles, album reviews, music essays, and live concert coverage to his credit, over the past 20 years Corbett has amassed an enormous body of published music writing, largely focused on American roots music.

A scholar and chronicler of American counterculture, Corbett has written extensively about the songs and legacy of Bob Dylan. A long-time music journalist and photographer, Corbett's byline and images have appeared in venues as far-flung as VH1 and High Times as well as RelixEasyridersTattoo, and many others.

Corbett is the author of the award-winning current affairs book, "This Is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives," and more recently, he wrote the biographical sketch for the literary edition of "Gonzo," Hunter S. Thompson's visual biography.


Corbett studied creative writing and scriptwriting at the University of Boulder Colorado, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing and Film Studies with a Minor in Ethnic Studies in 1998.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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