David Hepworth 

I'll be talking about both rock and roll...
...at the following places in the next few months.
On February 11th I'll be in Belgium, talking about "1971: Never A Dull Moment" at St John's International School. On February 27th, 2020 I'll be talking about "A Fabulous Creation" at Book Fest in Portsmouth.
On April 25th Mark and I will be talking to Mark Billingham at Chipping Norton Literary Festival.
Thanks to www.kandrphoto.com for the pic, which was taken at the Wanstead Tap. 


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 sworn at by Bob Geldof in front of what was then the world's largest TV audience, an incident which has now turned up in Britain's favourite film. I write about radio and podcasting for the Radio Times I blog here and podcast there. My books "1971: Never A Dull Moment""Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars" and "A Fabulous Creation" are all Sunday Times best-sellers. I can be contacted directly on the form below.


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.