Bill Lamb

Music Expert


M.L.S, Library Science, Indiana University


  • Covering music and the arts for ThoughtCo (formerly About Education) since 2005 
  • Contributing writer to the Wisconsin Gazette and other regional Milwaukee and Wisconsin publications


Bill Lamb is a music and arts writer with decades of experience covering the worlds of pop, rock, and entertainment. He got his start by writing about the history of dance and disco music in 1999. Bill then began writing about music for ThoughtCo (formerly About Education) in 2005.  Bill enjoys sharing his passion for and insight into the music world, and he takes pride in pointing his readers to major hits (like Adele's "Rolling In the Deep") long before U.S. pop radio discovers them. 

Prior to becoming a music writer, Bill developed the music collection for a large public library. He currently contributes to the Wisconsin Gazette and other local and regional publications.


Bill holds a Master's in Library Science degree from Indiana University.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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