Geoff Barton


Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton is a British jouralist who founded Kerrang! heavy metal magazine and was an editor of Sounds music magazine. [cite web|url=http://rockcriticsarchives.com/interviews/geoffbarton/geoffbarton.html|title=Geoff Barton, behind the wheel|Publisher=RockCritics.com]

He joined Sounds at the age of nineteen after completing a journalism course at the London College of Printing. He specialsed in covering rock music and helped popularise the New wave of British Heavy Metal. In 1981 he edited the first issue of Kerrang! which was published as a one off. This was successful so it became a fortnightly magazine. He left the magazine in 1995.

He currently works as an editor for "Automotive News Europe"

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