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PUBLICATIONS: Original 60s mod around town, John was born in Romford, Essex and spent my formative years playing drums in various bands in and around East London but it was with Johns writing that he found his niche not only as editor of the worldwide respected Small Faces (and related) magazine Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Launderette, which goes out worldwide to 5000 readers, but also as a free-lance writer with major music monthlies such as Mojo, Uncut, Loaded and Record Collector. His work also appear on numerous CDs/DVDs for all the major record companies. The first Small Faces book was back in 1996 and was a collaboration with Terry Rawlings and Keith Badman called “Quite Naturally” but his biggest triumph in this field is the Steve Marriott biography “All Too Beautiful” co-written with Paolo Hewitt and published in 2004 by Helter Skelter books. A labour of love, 77 interviews and three years graft but something hes very proud of. A third edition of this highly acclaimed book will be available later this year. A third book co-written with friend Paul Weller entitled “Here Come The Nice” was published in late 2005 and spent many months in the Music book best sellers. Two more books recently released are the Ronnie Lane biography as well as a biography about original Who manager Pete Meadon.
PROMOTIONS: On the Promotions side his biggest venture to date was the very successful, sell-out Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London in April 2004. He promoted and compered the show in front of 5500 fans. The show, entitled “One For The Road” featured many of Rock and Rolls premier league and included amongst others Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene. Other promotions include a sell-out show in 2001 at the London Astoria in memory of Steve Marriott, ex Small Face, who had died in a house fire some ten years earlier (to the day). This concert once again featured Rock’s finest including Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Peter Frampton, Small Faces Kenney and Mac, Midge Ure and many, many more.