Philip Norman is an internationally renowned chronicler of pop music and culture. Shout!, his definitive biography of the Beatles, first published in 1981, has remained continuously in print, selling more than one million copies. He has since written similar worldwide bestsellers about the Rolling Stones. Elton John, Buddy Holly John Lennon, Mick Jagger and, most recently, Sir Paul McCartney. An award-winning writer of fiction, he is also the author of two stage musicals, This is Elvis: Viva Las Vegas and Laughter in the Rain: the Neil Sedaka Story.