Paolo Hewitt started work on Melody Maker in 1979 and has been in print ever since. He is the author of 20 books including The Sharper Word, The Soul Stylists, The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw – The Robin Friday Story, The Young Mods Forgotten Story, All Too Beautiful – The Steve Marriott Story and his much acclaimed biography about growing up in care, The Looked After Kid.
He is often found at White Hart Lane.
Top five albums (as of today and in no order)
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS – BOB DYLAN
MY BEAUTY – KEVIN ROWLAND
FACE TO FACE – THE KINKS
THERE’S A RIOT GOING ON – SLY STONE
OLE – JOHN COLTRANE