Conversations With McCartney

Published by Hodder & Stoughton 2015 and 2016. Written with Paul McCartney’s co-operation, a book drawn from our many interviews together, with much new material besides.

In The City: A Celebration of London Music

Published by Virgin Books 2009. Five centuries of London musical history from Elizabethan balladeers to music hall, to Noël Coward, The Kinks, Madness, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal.

Liverpool: Wondrous Place

Published by Virgin Books 2002, 2004 and 2007. Liverpool in popular culture, from The Beatles to the present day. With a Foreword by Paul McCartney.

The Complete John Lennon Songs 1970-1980

Published in the UK by Welbeck, 2020. Published in the US by Weldon Owen. Also available in German, Spanish, Italian and Czech language editions. Previously published by Carlton as We All Shine On, in 1997 and Working Class Hero in 2010. The track-by-track story of John Lennon’s last ten years, revealed through the music he made.

Deaf School: The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party

Published by Liverpool University Press 2013. The story of Liverpool’s legendary art school cult band.