Author(s): Chris Welch
Bono (U2) once said, More than any other band, The Who are our role models. Starting as a simple four-piece 'mod' band in the early 1960s, The Who went on to conquer the world with their unique and supremely powerful music that transcended any genre and appealed to fans across the world.
Chris started out as a reporter on UK music weekly Melody Maker in the mid-1960s. He went on the road with The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and more during the 1970s. Chris has since worked on a variety of music magazines and has written more than 20 books on rock music. He also contributes to UK newspapers. His self-confessed finest hour was 'Playing conga drums, live on stage in Germany with Led Zeppelin during "Whole Lotta Love"'. In 2012 Chris was awarded a Gold Badge of Merit Award for a special contribution to Britain's music industry by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in London.