Harry Shapiro: A vacation from myself: 40 years as a rock biographer

Speaker: Harry Shapiro

Harry has worked for charities in the world of drugs as a charity director, author and editor, public speaker, government adviser and media spokesperson and in public health trying to encourage the switch away from smoking to far safer vaping. But he has also spent a lot of time ‘on vacation from himself’ by delving into the lives and careers of other people as a chronicler of rock musicians.  His books include biographies of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. He will talk about this work, his subjects, and cover the process of writing biography, with plenty of interesting stories along the way.

Harry Shapiro is an author and journalist.


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17 Nov 2021


2:15 pm


Wednesday Lecture - online