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Book Cover : Divided Soul by David Ritz

Books that Moved Me by Chris Salewicz

Over more than four decades, Chris Salewicz has documented popular culture in print, on films and television and radio. From his days as a senior editor at the NME in the 1970s to contributing editor of London’s Time Out he went on to write regularly for a range of magazines and newspapers including Q, MOJO, the FACE and The Sunday Times. Part of the team who set up MTV-Europe, Chris also wrote the screenplay for Third World Cop, the most successful film ever in the Caribbean. He is the author of 17 books including best sellers, the Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer and Bob Marley: the Untold Story as well as Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography, published in 2018, a number 1 biography.

Asked by MAG_BTM to rifle through his extensive archive and pick a favourite read, Chris recounts why David Ritz’s book on Marvin Gaye is still one he treasures.