Described as ‘A veritable Bard of the bent, broken and baroque’ by Andy Partridge (XTC), Darryl W. Bullock (57) is a feature writer and author who specialises in pop music history and LGBT issues.
He has written for publications including The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Bristol Magazine, The Bath Chronicle, Literary Hub, Venue, Folio, Songwriter Magazine, The Spark, The Western Daily Press, We Are Family Magazine, The Bristol Evening Post, B24/7 and The Quietus. He has been profiled in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and GT, and has featured on BBC One, Channel 4, and on many local and national radio & TV programmes.
Darryl is the author of The World’s Worst Records (Volumes 1 and 2), Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World’s Worst Opera Singer (Duckworth-Overlook, 2016), David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music (Duckworth-Overlook, 2017), The Infamous Cherry Sisters: The Worst Act in Vaudeville (McFarland and Co., 2019), and The Velvet Mafia: The Gay Men Who Ran the Swinging 60s (Omnibus Press, 2021), winner of the prestigious Penderyn Music Book Award 2022. His next book, Pride, Pop and Politics, will be published by Omnibus in June 2022. He hosts The World’s Worst Records Radio Show on internet radio station Sheena’s Jungle Room/WFMU and posts weekly on his blog, also called The World’s Worst Records: www.worldsworstrecords.blogspot.com