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.
We All Shine On: The Stories Behind Every John Lennon Song 1970-1980
Published by Carlton Books 1997, 2000 and 2006. Also re-published as Working Class Hero. 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.