Simon Warner is a lecturer, writer, broadcaster, and Visiting Research Fellow in Popular Music at the University of Leeds in the UK. He is the author of Text and Drugs and Rock’n’Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Jim Sampas is a music and film producer whose work often focuses on major cultural figures such as Jack Kerouac, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, the Smiths, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. In 2017, he was appointed Literary Executor of the Jack Kerouac Estate. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.