ALLAN F. MOORE is Professor of Popular Music and Head of the Department of Music and Sound Recording at the University of Surrey. Author of Rock: The Primary Text (2nd edn 2001) and The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1997), he has published articles on Yes, U2, Big Country, the Beatles, Frank Zappa, rock music theory and musical modernism and has contributed extensively to the revised New Grove. He is a joint editor of Popular Music and is on the editorial board of Popular Musicology.
ROB BOWMAN is the author of Soulsville USA: The Story of Stax Records which won the 1998 ASCAP-Deems-Taylor and ARSC Awards for Excellence in Music Research. In 1996 he won the Grammy in the 'Best Album Notes' category for the monograph accompanying the ten-CD box The Complete Stax/Volt Singles vol. 3, which he also co-produced. In the past ten years he has compiled and written liner notes for more than 100 CD reissues. He is Associate Professor of Music at York University, Toronto.
JOHN COVACH is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Co-editor of Understanding Rock (1997), he has also edited special issues of Contemporary Music Review and has written widely, particularly on Progressive Rock and on the philosophy of music.
DAI GRIFFITHS is Principal Lecturer in Music at Oxford Brookes University. He has published articles on songs by John Cale, Bob Dylan, Michelle Shocked, Bruce Springsteen and Anton Webern. Other recent papers have included book chapters on cover versions and on the history of pop music since punk.
STAN HAWKINS is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Department of Music and Theatre, University of Oslo, where he teaches courses in popular music. In addition to his book, Settling the Pop Score: Pop Texts and Identity (2002) he has published numerous articles and chapters in