John McCready

Course Leader, Music Journalism

John McCready had long associations as a writer with NME, The Face, Mojo, Word, Radio Times and MixMag. He also worked at BBC Television as a Producer and Music Consultant on many music programmes- among them documentaries on the Beach Boys and The Carpenters- and was Programme Consultant on C4’s John Lennon Night.

John is a former Hacienda DJ- having been resident for 5 years in the Gay Traitor bar. He is currently working on a set of sleeve notes to accompany a major New Order rerelease campaign and research papers on Journalism in dance culture and the Situationist thread in pop.

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