Harry Shapiro (author)

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Harry Shapiro
Nationality British
Occupation Author

Harry Shapiro is editor of Druglink and head of publishing at Drugscope. He is an author, journalist and lecturer who has written very widely on the subject of drugs. He is the author of several books relating to drugs and popular musics


  • Waiting for the Man: the story of drugs and popular music New York : Morrow, ©1988. ISBN 978-0-688-08961-0 in 427 US/Canadian libraries according to WorldCat [1]
    • Review, Notes (KMusic Library Association), Jun., 1991, vol. 47, no. 4, p. 1168–1169
    • Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology v. 29 (S/D 1988). Crowley, Robert, reviewer
    • translated into Chinese by Jiachun Li as 等待藥頭 : 流行音樂與藥物的歷史 / Deng dai yao tou: Liu xing yin yue yu yao wu de li shi. Taibei Shi: Shang zhou chu ban, 2008. ISBN 978-986-124-978-0
    • Revised ed, 1999. in 269 libraries, according to WorldCat[2]
  • Shooting Stars: drugs, Hollywood and the movies. Serpent's Tail: October 2003,
    • Review in PopMatters [4]
  • Jimi Hendrix, Electric Gypsy.(with Caesar Glebbeek.) New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6 In 249 US/Canadian libraries according to WorldCat [3]
    • Review, Notes (Music Library Association), Dec., 1992, vol. 49, no. 2, p. 528-530
    • Review, Library Journal v. 116 (July 1991).
    • Review, The Economist v. 317 (Nov. 24 1990).
    • Review, by David Fricke, Rolling Stone (Oct. 17 1991).
  • Eric Clapton: Lost in the Blues. New York: Da Capo Press, 1992.ISBN 978-0-306-80480-9
  • Alexis Korner: The Biography (with Mark Troster) . London: Bloomsbury, 1996.
  • Jack Bruce: Composing Himself : the Authorised Biography. London: Jawbone, 2010. ISBN 978-1-906002-26-8

He has also written a number of academic articles:

  • "From Chaplin to Charlie-Cocaine, Hollywood and the Movies". Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy. 9, no. 2: 133-141. (2002)

Additionally, he is the author of several books about popular drug information.


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