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Full Name Mark Kemp
Profession Journalist
Date of Birth April 10 , 1960
Current Age 63 years
Birth Country United States
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 63 years old)

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Mark Kemp is one of the famous Journalist, who was born on the memorable day of April 10 in the year 1960. Hailing from the vibrant city of North Carolina, Mark Kemp is a proud citizen of United States.

Music journalist who contributed to Rolling Stone and MTV, and won a Grammy award for liner notes.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Mark Kemp continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Mark Kemp
Popular As: Mark Kemp
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Kemp
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 10
Birth Year: 1960
Age: 63-years
Education: East Carolina University


In the late 1980s, he joined the independent music and culture publication Option and covered bands off the beaten path.

When bands that he covered, like Nirvana, gained mainstream success Option became more popular and he got assignments for Rolling Stone and MTV.


He was born in Asheboro, North Carolina. During his tenure at Rolling Stone, he greenlighted the magazine’s controversial cover story about Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Mark Kemp Timeline

In the late 1980s, he began writing for the alternative music and culture magazine Option.
Kemp became the editor of Option in 1991, the year Nirvana's breakthrough album Nevermind stormed the pop charts.
In 1997 he received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to the CD Farewells & Fantasies, a retrospective of music by '60s protest singer Phil Ochs.
Kemp left MTV in 2000 to focus on writing his social/cultural memoir Dixie Lullaby, in which he revisited the southern rock of his youth and examined its social and psychological impact on young Southerners in the years following the civil rights movement.
In 2002 he returned to his home state of North Carolina, where he served as entertainment editor of The Charlotte Observer and editor in chief of the alternative weekly Creative Loafing.
His book Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race and New Beginnings in a New South was published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster in 2004 and issued in soft cover by the University of Georgia Press in 2006. .