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Nationality  English
Role  Biographer
Name  Alan Burridge
Genre  Science fiction Crime

Born  Alan Charles Burridge 7 May 1951 (age 64) Poole, Dorset (1951-05-07)
Occupation  Novelist, organizer of the Motorheadbangers fan club
Subject  Motorhead biographer and discographer
Books  Thunder in a Bottle, Audrey's Story, Deal Gone Down, The Wizard's Last Spell, Bournemouth Rocks !: A Brief Hist

Notable works  Murder In The Village

Alan Burridge (born 7 May 1951), is the official biographer of the heavy rock band, Motörhead. He is also a writer of fiction novels and local interest books.


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Burridge was born in Poole in Dorset, England. In his youth he was a reader and writer with an interest in music, which continued throughout his life. In 1977, Burridge became interested in heavy rock band Motörhead, and in January 1980, started the Motorhead Magazine fanzine. The magazine featured gig reviews and news whilst inviting the readership to become involved by writing their experiences of seeing the band live. Motorheadbangers, the official Motörhead fan club originally managed by drummer Phil Taylor's sister, Helen, ceased operations in 1983, Burridge, then working as a warehouseman, was asked by the band to roll it into his fan magazine, which continues to this day under the Motorheadbangers banner.

Burridge wrote two articles covering the band's history and discography for Record Collector, the April 1991 edition covered the band's history and official UK releases, whilst the July 1993 edition concentrated on Motörhead rarities. As well as providing the discography notes for the band's official website, Burridge wrote the liner notes for the Motörhead compilation albums Welcome to the Bear Trap and From the Vaults and had a large input with the Meltdown 3-CD box set. Burridge also writes gig reviews for local live music venue, Mr. Kyps, which feature in the "Rock 'n' Roll Ink" publication.

Married since 1973 to wife, Jane, they have 2 children and 10 grandchildren.


  • "INTERVJU - ALAN BURRIDGE". article. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  • Motorhead Videobiography (Double DVD with 48 page book) Edgehill Publishing Ltd., June 2007 ISBN 978-1-905954-38-4
  • Motorhead Overkill (Double DVD) Sandbeach Holdings Ltd; February 2008 UPC 823880026096
  • Motorhead The Ultimate Review (Double DVD) - Alternate edits to the releases above. Anvil Media Ltd (ANV5096) - July 2013.
  • Living With MS - Mini-Documentary featuring Alan Burridge -
  • References

    Alan Burridge (writer) Wikipedia