Editors’ introduction

  • Shane Homan Monash University
  • Catherine Strong RMIT University
Keywords: David Laing, progressive rock


Welcome to this issue of Popular Music History that is emblematic of major changes at the journal through deeply sad circumstances due to the passing of long-time editor Dave Laing. This issue provides considerable focus upon histories of progressive rock, a genre that is undertaking something of a renaissance in scholarship in the past few years. 

Author Biographies

Shane Homan, Monash University

Shane Homan teaches media studies and is Director of Research in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash Univesity. He has published 5 books and many book chapters and journal articles on cultural policy, particularly intersections between the music industries and national cultural policy.

Catherine Strong, RMIT University

Catherine Strong is Lecturer, Music Industry Program, in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. She is the Review Editor of Perfect Beat and chair of IASPM-ANZ.


How to Cite
Homan, S., & Strong, C. (2019). Editors’ introduction. Popular Music History, 11(3), 185-186. https://doi.org/10.1558/pomh.39985