Billy Miller, American music historian, Died at 62


William “Billy” Henry Miller Jr. was born on January 1, 1954, in Jamaica, Queens and died on November 13, 2016.

He was a rock ‘n’ roll collector and archivist.

His magazine, Kicks, and record label, Norton (both co-founded with his wife Miriam Linna), championed vintage rockabilly and garage bands.

He was raised in Carle Place, on Long Island.

Billy earned a bachelor’s degree in photography and art from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, and worked as a draftsman at the same firm as his father, Gibbs & Cox.

Miller performed with the Zantees and the The A-Bones, produced records for Hasil Adkins, Roky Erickson and Flat Duo Jets and written liner notes for reissues by the Fabulous Wailers, Astronauts, Trashmen and others.

Billy Miller passed away at 62 years old.