aka Fred Fact. Music journalist and archivist. Initially worked as a freelance journalist for the New Musical Express in 1972 but has since written for Smash Hits, Vox and Loaded, also briefly editing a country music magazine Up Country. Author or co-author of several books, including The NME Guide To Rock Cinema, Where Did You Go To My Lovely?, The Illustrated Country Music Encyclopedia, The Hip, Sinatra- His Life And Times, Sinatra- Night And Day, The Essential Guide To Rock Records etc. he has additionally contributed music and film crosswords to numerous publications.
Since 1996 he was mainly been employed at Mojo, fashioning the Time Machine, Enlightenment and Ask Fred pages. He has also provided sleeve notes for many records.