Mark Blake (writer)
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Mark Blake is a 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 and Prog. In May 2017, he was hired as launch editor of Planet Rock magazine and is a contributing editor to the title.
He is the author of the 2007 music biography, Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd, 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, (Aurum Press, 2008); Is This The Real Life: The Untold Story of Queen (Aurum Press, 2010) and Pretend You're in a War: The Who and The Sixties, published by Aurum Press in September 2014. His next book, Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, The Story Of Rock's Greatest Manager is due for publication by Little Brown/Da Capo in the UK and US in 2018.
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 Aitken Alexander Associates.
- 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.
- Blake, Mark (Dec 2014). "The birth & death of Pink Floyd : in the beginning". Mojo. 253 (6): 66–73.
|Album title||Artist||Reviewed in|
|The endless river||Pink Floyd||Blake, Mark (Dec 2014). "[Untitled review]". Mojo. 253 (6): 88.|
|Date||Review article||Work(s) reviewed|
|2014||Blake, Mark (Dec 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.|