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Alan Burridge
Born 7 May 1951 (1951-05-07) (age 58)
Poole, Dorset
Occupation Novelist, organizer of the Motorheadbangers fan club
Nationality English
Genres Science fiction
Crime
Local Interest - Dorset
Subjects Motörhead biographer and discographer
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Alan Burridge (7 May 1951 - ), is the official biographer of the heavy rock band, Motörhead. He is also a writer of fiction novels and local interest books.

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Life

Burridge was born in Poole in Dorset, England. In his youth he was a reader and writer with an interest in music, which continued throughout his life. In 1977, Burridge became interested in heavy rock band Motörhead, and in January 1980, started the Motorhead Magazine fanzine. The magazine featured gig reviews and news whilst inviting the readership to become involved by writing their experiences of seeing the band live. Motorheadbangers, the official Motörhead fan club originally managed by drummer Phil Taylor's sister, Helen, ceased operations in 1983, Burridge, then working as a warehouseman, was asked by the band to roll it into his fan magazine, which continues to this day under the Motorheadbangers banner.

Burridge wrote two articles covering the band's history and discography for Record Collector, the April 1991 edition covered the band's history and official UK releases,[1] whilst the July 1993 edition concentrated on Motörhead rarities.[2] As well as providing the discography notes for the band's official website, Burridge wrote the liner notes for the Motörhead compilation albums Welcome to the Bear Trap and From the Vaults and had a large input with the Meltdown 3-CD box set. Burridge also writes gig reviews for local live music venue, Mr. Kyps, and is a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.co.uk.

Bibliography

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Non-fiction

  • Motorhead Babylon Books 1981 ISBN 0-86001-935-7 OP41300.
  • Record Collector Motorhead feature: Issue 140 April 1991.
  • Record Collector Motorhead feature: Issue 167 July 1993. Additional material by Mick Stevenson.
  • The Illustrated Collector's Guide To Motorhead (with Mick Stevenson) Collector's Guide Publishing, Canada; 1994 ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  • Motorheadbangers Diary Of The Fans Volume 1 2002 e-booksonline ISBN 1-903949-14-9.

Fiction

  • The Message ISBN 1-903949-04-1, 2001.
  • Dark Eyes ISBN 1-903949-36-X 2001.
  • The Wizard's Last Spell ISBN 1-903949-10-6, 2001.
  • Dream Reapers ISBN 1-903949-06-8, 2001.
  • Deal Gone Down ISBN 1-903949-16-5, 2002.
  • Snapper ISBN 1-903949-17-3, 2002
  • AfterShock ISBN 1-903949-18-1, 2002.
  • Violent Society ISBN 1-903949-15-7, 2002.
  • Audrey's Story ISBN 1-903949-27-0, 2003.
  • Bewitching Times ISBN 1-903949-30-0, 2003.
  • A Conspiracy Of Silence ISBN 1-903949-38-6, 2004.
  • Guttersnipes ISBN 1-903949-40-8, 2005.

Local Interest

  • When Upton Had Trains ISBN 9-781897887-75-2, 2008.
  • Bournemouth Rocks! ISBN 9-781897887-77-6, 2009.

Fiction / Local Interest

  • When Upton Was Bewitched - A Limited Edition of 50 numbered copies sold at author talks - 2009.

Interviews

References

  1. ^ Burridge, Alan (April 1991). "Motorhead". Record Collector (140): 16–22.  
  2. ^ Burridge, Alan; Mick Stevenson (July 1993). "Motorhead". Record Collector (167): 72–76.  

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