Travis Elborough is a former bookseller and a freelance writer. His previous book, The Bus We Loved: London's affair with the Routemaster was a massive critical success. He lives in London and owns far too many albums for his own good..
'He's got a happy knack of stuffing sentences with facts, colour and incident' -- Scotland on Sunday 20080713 'Pleasingly compelling...Elborough is a charming, funny and frequently fascinating guide' -- Daily Telgraph 20080726 'Reassuring air of cultural authority... impressive depth of perspective. . admirably persuasive' -- Independent on Sunday 20080729 'Fascinating... very fresh and clear' -- Guardian 20080802 'Wonderful book... a great thundering roar of nostalgia for the LP record.' -- Spectator 20080802 'Elborough has the passion of a true enthusiast... but he's also an indefatigable researcher, who has somehow seen a clear path through the vast amount of material to write a book that reads easily and well but also wholly coherently. Richly enjoyable.' -- Mail on Sunday 20080802 'highly entertaining' -- Independent 20080820 'an affectionate adieu to the format' -- The Long-Player Goobye 20080820 'Lovingly researched' -- TLS 20080905 'pacey narrative' -- New Statesman 20080905 'Very good' -- Herald 20080831