Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Composer > M > Paul Morley

Profile of Paul Morley on Famous Like Me

Name: Paul Morley  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 26th March 1957
Place of Birth: Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Paul Morley (born March 26, 1957) is an English music journalist, who wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983, during one of its most successful and relatively notorious periods, and has since written for a wide number of publications.

He was the first presenter of BBC2's The Late Show, and has appeared as a music pundit on a number of other programmes. He was a co-founder, with Trevor Horn, of ZTT Records, and The Art of Noise.

Though known for a somewhat dour public persona Morley first came to wider attention with a brief appearance in the vidoe for ABC's "The Look of Love.

He is the author of Words and Music: a history of pop in the shape of a city. The book is an authoritative, scholarly and highly idiosyncratic journey through the history of pop; it seeks to trace the connection between Alvin Lucier's experimental audio recording, "I am sitting in a room" and Kylie Minogue's "Can't get you out of my head". A synthetic Kylie features as the central character of the book. His other books include Ask: The Chatter of Pop (a collection of his music journalism) and Nothing, a biographical book reflecting on his father's suicide and that of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.

Further reading

  • Paul Morley: Words and Music: a history of pop in the shape of a city. Bloomsbury, 2003. ISBN 0-7475-5778-0

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Paul Morley