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Stuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie was a teacher of English and Sociology before becoming a journalist for the music paper the New Musical Express in 1988. Maconie gained particular notoriety as a champion of the burgeoning Manchester music scene which became such a big part of British popular culture during the late 1980s and 1990s. After establishing himself as a ... See full bio »

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 2002 When Muscles Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 24 Heaven (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 After Upstairs Downstairs (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 When Snooker Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (scriptwriter)
 2002 When Disco Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (script)
 2002 The Real Vicars of Dibley (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 2001 The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (TV Special documentary)
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary)
 2000 100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell (TV Special)
 1999 After They Were Famous (TV Series documentary) (writer)
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Writer for the New Musical Express (1988 - 1993)

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Stewart Maconie

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As a brooding teen punk intellectual I cordially loathed the traditional posturing "axe heroes" of rock mythology. Hence, not for me the Jimi Hendrix/Eric Clapton worship of my pimply peers. My favourite guitarists were Mick Jones of The Clash and Robert Fripp, the owlish academic from Dorset whose angular phrasings could be heard on great tracks by King Crimson, Brian Eno and David Bowie. See more »


He presents shows on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. See more »

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