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Personal profile


Following the completion of his graduate studies, Dave has been a professional music journalist since 1988. After writing initially for Record Mirror and Melody Maker, he penned articles for a variety of magazines including i-D and Uncut. He has written reviews and features for the Guardian since 1995 and is the author of three books.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Youth culture
  • Outsider artists
  • Online and print journalism
  • Football

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Dave Simpson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

youth culture Social Sciences
journalism Social Sciences
artist Social Sciences
Joni Mitchell Arts & Humanities
Music Business Arts & Humanities
Singer-songwriter Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2016 2016

I'm quitting this corporate cesspool: Why Joni Mitchell has had it with the music business

Simpson, D., 7 Jul 2016, Reckless Daughter : A Joni Mitchell Anthology . Hoskyns, B. (ed.). All ed. London: Constable: Hachette UK & Little Brown Book Group.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Joni Mitchell
Music Business
Classical Studies
Bob Dylan

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation

You’ll never sing alone: the origins and meanings of our terrace chants

David Simpson (Speaker)
26 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation