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Encyclopedia > Chris Hunt
World Cup Stories by Chris Hunt
World Cup Stories by Chris Hunt

Chris Hunt is a magazine editor, journalist and author. He has worked in journalism for over twenty years, most often writing about football or rock music. He was managing editor of Match from 1993 to 2001, a period that saw the weekly title become Britain's biggest selling football magazine. Between 2001 and 2006 he was the Editor of a series of special editions of UK music magazines, Mojo, Q, Uncut and New Musical Express, producing themed publications on subjects such as The Beatles, U2, Kurt Cobain, Oasis, punk rock and mod. He was the editor of the series of three special editions of Mojo magazine that told the story of The Beatles one thousands days at a time - the three magazines were eventually turned into a book, The Beatles: 10 Years That Shook The World, by Dorling Kindersley in 2004. MATCH is a British football magazine published by Emap Active, the division of Emap Consumer Media that specialises in magazines for the sports and leisure market. ... Mojo is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom. ... UNCUT Special Issue on Queen. ... The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

His book, World Cup Stories: The History Of The FIFA World Cup, was published in April 2006 to accompany a BBC television series of the same name. The book was updated in November 2006. The first edition of his football encyclopedia The Complete Book Of Football was published in 2003 and the second edition has been issued in foreign language editions, including Hungarian, German and Czech. It has also been published in the USA as The Complete Book Of Soccer.

Between 1988 and 1990 he was the original Editor of rap magazine Hip-Hop Connection, a magazine he returned to in 1992. Other national magazines that he has launched include Rage, Solid Rock and sports magazines Mega Sports and Sported. Hip Hop Connection (HHC) is the longest running magazine devoted entirely to hip hop in the world. ...

He has also worked in TV and radio, working for BBC Radio 5 show The Mix in the early 1990s. Along with colleague David Houghton, he filmed a video diary of his travels around Japan at the 2002 World Cup for the BBC and this formed part of the television programme "Beckham For Breakfast".

He has been a regular football columnist for Ice, Sport First and Football First. In 2002 he wrote a monthly column for Your Cat magazine, called "My Life With Stalin - An Everyday Tale Of One Bloke And His Cat". He has also been asked to write CD and DVD sleevenotes for many bands, including The Charlatans, Secret Affair, Corduroy, Purple Hearts and The Chords. He has also written the liner notes for a compilation of easy listening cover versions of songs by The Beatles. The Charlatans (known in the US as The Charlatans UK) are an English rock band. ... Secret Affair was a Mod revival band formed in 1978 by singer Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns. ... Corduroy were a 4-piece acid jazz outfit based in London, that was formed around twins Ben and Scott Addison, who were previously in former Sire Records act Boys Wonder. ... Purple Hearts were a British mod revival group. ... The Chords is a named shared by two unrelated musical groups of the 20th Century. ...

He started his career in the early 1980s, publishing a fanzine called Shadows & Reflections. He runs a record label called Tangerine Records and he has been involved in band management, most notably with The Moment and Rinaldi Sings.

Selected works

  • World Cup Stories: The History Of The FIFA World Cup (Interact, 2006) 1st Edition ISBN 0-95498-192-8
  • World Cup Stories: The History Of The World Cup (Interact, 2006) Updated 2nd Edition ISBN 0-9549819-6-0
  • The Beatles: 10 Years That Shook The World (Editor) (Dorling Kindersley, 2004) ISBN 1-4053-0691-2 (UK); ISBN 0-7566-0670-5 (US)
  • The Complete Book Of Football (Hayden Publishing, 2003) 1st Edition ISBN 0-903635-16-0


External links

  • Chris Hunt's Official Site - features many magazine articles and columns by Chris Hunt and information about publications that he has produced

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