LESLEY-ANN JONES is a British biographer, novelist, broadcaster and keynote speaker.
She honed her craft on Fleet Street, as a newspaper journalist.
Recent works include RIDE A WHITE SWAN: THE LIVES & DEATH OF MARC BOLAN, and FREDDIE MERCURY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY, published by Hodder & Stoughton in hardback, paperback, Kindle and audiobook. The latter appears in the USA as MERCURY by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, and exists in many translations, including Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Japanese & Lithuanian.
She is the mother of three children, with whom she lives in London.
WHAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS SAYING ABOUT 'IMAGINE':
'Real, Surreal, and uniquely Chilling!'
DR BRIAN MAY CBE, rock star & astrophysicist
'ROCK STARS! Check. MURDER! Check. SEX! Check. What's not to like? Lesley-Ann brings the rock'n'roll lifestyle alive in this page-turner.'
NODDY HOLDER MBE, rock star, actor, producer, presenter
'Rock hard, rock soft, and everything in between. It's all here between the 'sheets' … Enjoy!!!'
SUZI QUATRO, rock legend
'What a read! This book is funny, frightening, and terrifyingly accurate. It feels like I know everyone in it.'
ED BICKNELL, former manager, Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Ferry, Gerry Rafferty, & Head of William Morris Endeavour Europe
'A brilliant read that captures the infamous rock star psyche beautifully.'
DR JULIA JONES, Musicologist
'Do you remember where you were the day John Lennon died? LESLEY-ANN JONES WAS RIGHT BLOODY NEXT TO HIM. An amazing story told in an amazing way. Unputdownable.'
SIMON NAPIER-BELL, fabled manager of The Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, Japan, Wham!, George Michael & Sinéad O'Connor
'A superb mixture of truth and nothing-like-the-truth. IMAGINE is the best possible combination you can have in any read.'
RICK WAKEMAN, musician and Grumpy Old Man
'An irresistible Rock'n'Roll cocktail of fact and fiction, expertly mixed. Take one sip and prepare yourself for a ‘lock-in’ … '
KIM WILDE, Pop Star & 80s icon
'Lesley-Ann Jones has written a first-time classic. She extricates the glam out of every piece of grunge in this rock'n'roll myth-fest. IMAGINE broke my heart, and rebuilt it again, until it became like a favourite song: repeating over and over in a dreamlike paradise.'
LEO SAYER, singer songwriter