About the Author
DAVE McALEER is a music journalist and author whose previous books include The Chart Book (published by Guinness in the UK and US) and Chart Beats (published by Guinness in the UK and US). He was also a contributor to The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (published by Guinness in the UK and US). He has also been record label manager for Pye, Stax and RCA amongst others. He does chart research for Sky Television's "UK Top 40", supplies daily trivia for radio and writes regularly for Vox, Replay/Gold CD and Country Music People. He also started the 'Music Business Trivia League' that led to numerous pop quizzes on radio and television.