Suzanne Ryan, Senior Editor, Music
Oxford University Press mourns the passing of John Storm Roberts, a highly valued author and friend of the press. His seminal book, The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States, first published in 1979, and was reissued in its current, second edition in 1998. The contribution this title has made to the study and appreciation of Latin American music is inestimable. We are very proud to have this book on our music list and to count John as one of our authors. In my few but lengthy and enjoyable conversations with John since my arrival at Oxford four years ago, I came to understand the spirit and insight of the man that translated so readily into his work. I only wish I could have thanked him more for it. On behalf of Oxford University Press and the many thousands of readers who have enjoyed and learned a great deal from his work, I extend my sincere condolences and wishes to his widow Anne Needham and his family and friends.