David Hepworth

Talking about "A Fabulous Creation"
My new book “A Fabulous Creation” comes out next week. Mark Ellen and I will be talking about the era of the LP at a special event at Foyles on Tuesday, March 19th. You might be able to get a ticket here. I’ll be at  the Aye Write festival in Glasgow on the 30th and at the Wanstead Tap on April 24th and at the PPA Festival on May 9th. On May 26th I’ll be talking to Mark Lewisohn and Alan Johnson about the Beatles at the Bath Festival. More news as we have it.


I come from Yorkshire. I'm a qualified drama teacher, if you're interested. I worked in a London record shop in the 70s. At the same time I started writing for music papers. After a year with an independent record company I started writing and editing full-time. I joined Smash Hits in 1979, not long after it launched, and became the editor. I then went on to oversee the launch of magazines like Just Seventeen, Q, Empire, Mojo, More and Heat in the 80s and 90s. At the same time I was also broadcasting for the BBC. During the Live Aid concert of 1985 I was thrown in front of the largest TV audience in history. I'm a director of the independent company Wasted Talent. I write about radio and podcasting for the Radio Times I serve on the council of the Advertising Standards Authority. I blog here and podcast there. My books "1971: Never A Dull Moment" and "Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars" are both Sunday Times best-sellers.


You can get in touch with me via this form on the left.

My agent is Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.

Press contact for books is Sally Wray at Transworld Books.