Published on September 27th, 2016 | by LTWF0
Daryl Easlea’s musical knowledge has been learnt over a lifetime: from working in record shops across Essex as a young teen, to being a staffer at Record Collector magazine and then moving on to become the head of Motown catalogue in the UK at Universal. DJ, compere, and consultant to record companies, his books explore his favourite loves; great pop eccentrics, populist African-American music and prog rock (he has written biographies of Chic, Sparks, Peter Gabriel and Michael Jackson). His writing can be found in Mojo, Record Collector, Prog, Bass Guitar, bbc.co.uk and many more. He also compiles and annotates CDs. Aside from regular BBC Essex appearances, his radio broadcasting can be heard on www.sfob.co.uk; he has DJ’ed at festivals such as Village Green, V and the Big Chill, and at locations as varied as the Tate Modern Turbine Hall and the croisette at Cannes. He can also be seen in the BBC4 documentaries Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story and Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker.