Stuart Maconie is a radio DJ, television presenter, writer and critic working in the field of pop music and culture. His best-selling books include Cider with Roadies and Adventures on the High Teas; he currently hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6Music with Mark Radcliffe.
“I called my wife and said, ‘Get me some black gloves.’”
The former home secretary and the film critic are children of different generations, but their music memoirs both impress.
Why should we feel guilty about knowing the words to Dancing Queen?
For the magazine’s 40th birthday issue, I wrote its history. I never thought I’d be writing one of its obituaries.
In these days of identity politics, the ideology remains refreshingly bracing in its view of the world.
The city will survive even this bitter attack on the young and their freedom to have fun.
The metropolitan left needs to start acting as if it is even partly as much concerned about Rochdale as it is about Aleppo.
The late radio presenter and the Labour leader are both maverick figures whose greatest fame came later in life.
Despite its "zany" title, Thatcher Stole My Trousers is a provocative and original look back at Sayle's life.
Harold Pinter probably never thinks about the night we met – but I do, often.