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Simon Goddard

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Simon Goddard was born in Glossop Terrace Maternity Hospital, Cardiff, on 21 December 1971. He grew up in Wales and Scotland before studying art in the North of England. He later moved to London to work as a music journalist and is currently a contributing editor to Q magazine.

His 2009 Mozipedia was voted Mojo magazine readers’ Book Of The Year and has since been published in three continents. His other books are: Ziggyology, a brief history of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust; Simply Thrilled, the preposterous story of Postcard Records; Rollaresque, a history of the early Rolling Stones told as a picaresque novel; and Songs That Saved Your Life, hailed as the essential guide to the music of the Smiths.

His sixth book, The Comeback, will be publ

Simon Goddard discusses his Rolling Stones book, Rollaresque, with Mark Radcliffe on BBC 6 Music.

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“To write a book is a preposterously antisocial process involving months, if not years, of self-imposed misery as you become a monomaniacal hermit shunning all loved ones until the moment you finish what in your head is the greatest assemblage of written language since the Babylonians invented cuneiform.”
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