Philip Norman

Philip Norman has an international reputation as a chronicler of pop music and culture. Shout!, his groundbreaking biography of the Beatles first published in 1981, has been continuously in print ever since. He went on to write definitive biographies of the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Also an award-winning writer of fiction, he was one of the first Top 20 Young British Novelists. His latest book is We Danced On Our Desks.

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