Mark Blake is a British music journalist and author. His work has been published since 1989 in The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and the music magazines Q, Mojo, Classic Rock, Music Week and Prog.

Career edit

Blake is the author of Us And Them: The Authorised Story Of Hipgnosis, published by Nine Eight Books in February 2023, Magnifico! The A–Z Of Queen, published by Nine Eight Books in November 2021, and Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, The Story Of Rock's Greatest Manager published by Little Brown/Da Capo in the UK and US in 2018, and voted a Music Book Of The Year in The Sunday Times, The Times, Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.

His previous books include the best-selling 2007 music biography, Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd,[1] published by Aurum Press (available under the title Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd in the United States); Stone Me: The Wit & Wisdom Of Keith Richards,[2] (Aurum Press, 2008); Is This The Real Life: The Untold Story of Queen (Aurum Press, 2010), Pretend You're in a War: The Who and The Sixties, published by Aurum Press in September 2014,

Blake is a former Assistant Editor of Q, and previously edited the books Dylan: Visions, Portraits and Back Pages and Punk: The Whole Story" (Dorling Kindersley, 2004 & 2005). He has also contributed to official projects for Pink Floyd, including Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, The Who, Queen and the Jimi Hendrix estate. He is represented by Matthew Hamilton at The Hamilton Agency.

Bibliography edit

Books edit

  • Blake, Mark (2008). Pigs Might Fly : The Inside Story of Pink Floyd. London: Aurum.
  • Blake, Mark (2010). Is This the Real Life : The Untold Story of Queen. London: Aurum.
  • Blake, Mark (2014). Pretend You're in a War : The Who & The Sixties. London: Aurum.

Articles edit

  • Blake, Mark (December 2014). "The birth & death of Pink Floyd : in the beginning". Mojo. 253 (6): 66–73.

Album reviews edit

Album title Artist Reviewed in
The endless river Pink Floyd Blake, Mark (December 2014). "[Untitled review]". Mojo. 253 (6): 88.

Book reviews edit

Date Review article Work(s) reviewed
2014 Blake, Mark (December 2014). "Bryte young thing". Books. Mojo. 253 (6): 118–119. Drake, Nick (2014). Nick Drake : remembered for a while. Edited by Gabrielle Drake. John Murray.

References edit

  1. ^ "La musique aussi se lit". Metro France (in French). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Keith Richards inspires rival tribute books". 3 News. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2010.

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