UK based music journalist. worked as a staff writer on Melody Maker in 1969 (specialising in folk and blues) before joining the founding team of Sounds (1970-74) where he was deputy editor. He later wrote regularly for Zigzag, Midweek and the Daily Mirror, later starting the first dance trade magazine Disco International in 1976 and LIVE! in 1991. He also worked in A&R for Charisma Records and later worked in PR for pro-audio companies.