1969 – A British journalist was born this year in Cheshire.
1991 – After three years at Queen’s College, Oxford, he began his professional writing career with Melody Maker in this year.
1996 – He became Editor of Select magazine in this year, before deciding to return two weeks before his 30th birthday to the life of a freelance writer.
2003 – His first book, The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock, was published by Fourth Estate in May of this year.
2005 – His second book “So Now Who Do We Vote For?” gained a significant part at this year’s UK general election.