1958-66: The Australian Years; 1967-69: Breakthrough and break-up; 1970-73: Back in Business; 1974-77: Disco Takes Over; 1978-80: Saturday Night Fever Rules; 1981-85: Songwriting Reigns; 1986-1991: Bouncing Back; 1992-98: Top Ten Hits Again; 1999-2003 The End?; 2003-08: Remembering Maurice; 2009-10: Fifty Years at the Top.
Brian Southall began writing about pop music in the 1960s on a local newspaper before graduating to the likes of Melody Maker and Disc. He then pursued a 30-year career in the record business working for A&M, Tamla Motown, EMI and Warner Music. His first book - the official history of Abbey Road Studios - was published in 1982 and since then he has written The A-Z of Record Labels; the Sex Pistols 90 Days at EMI, Northern Songs - the story of the Beatles music publishing; If You Don't Know Me By Now - the authorized story of Simply Red; Pop Goes To Court; and most recently The Rise & Fall of EMI.