The reviews are written by Tony Attwood.
Tony has spent his working life as a musician and as a writer, and been a Dylan fan since the release of the Freewheelin’ (which came out while he was at school heading for a career in classical music but also playing in a rhythm and blues band in his spare time).
Since then he has played in numerous bands and written many songs (although without any significant commercial success), and has also been a Lecturer in Art and the Environment, and a Senior Lecturer in Music (specialising in the social aspects of music), at university level.
Tony has written a number of music books for schools, including “Music from Scratch” and the ” Pop Songbooks” series, which took pop and rock songs and arranged them for use in the school classroom (several Dylan songs were included in the three volume series which was published by Oxford University Press).
Tony has also founded and is actively involved in two educational organisations: The Dyscalculia Centre, and the School of Educational Administration and Management.
Subsequently he has written on many other subjects, and published several novels, two in association with BBC TV series, and more recently “Making the Arsenal” – a fictional account of London in 1910, seen through the diary of a young Fleet Street journalist.
It is intended that when the number of reviews on this site reaches around 200 they will be published in book form. Tony is also working on a novel to be called “Visions” which traces the story of three friends who, the rumour has it, are the source of the characters in Dylan’s “Visions of Johanna.”
You can read more (if you really want to!) about Tony on his web site which also a few examples of his music.
Tony can be contacted via Tony.Attwood@aisa.org If emailing it is really helpful if you can write UNTOLD DYLAN in the subject line.