Kris Needs

Kris Needs is a British author and music journalist. He started writing for seminal monthly magazine Zigzag in the 70s, becoming editor for five years while writing for NME and Sounds. He relocated to New York in the 80s, then became a DJ-producer on his UK return in 1990, boosted by his long-time friendship with Alex Paterson.

Along with writing for major music magazines, he has written several books, including George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey Of The P-Funk Empire and Dream Baby Dream: Suicide - A New York Story (also for Omnibus Press), and most recently his acclaimed memoir Just A Shot Away: 1969 Revisited.