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David William "Dave" Laing (1947 – 7 January 2019) was an English writer, editor, and broadcaster. Laing was editor of the monthly British music magazine Let It Rock from October 1972 to October 1973.

He co-authored, with Phil Hardy, The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1995), and co-wrote, with Sarah Davis, The Guerrilla Guide to the Music Business (2001). He is also an editor of the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.

Laing also worked for The Guardian during his final years.

Laing died on 7 January 2019 at the age of 71.

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