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Richard Balls

Richard Balls is a die-hard music fan who stumbled upon The Pogues on their first nationwide tour in 1984. An established writer and rock biographer, Richard was a newspaper journalist for twenty years – almost half of which he spent in Ireland. His previous books are Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll: The Life of Ian Dury and Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story. He lives with his family in Norwich.