As cited by Rogan in Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance (1992), Morrissey said of him:
“Personally, I hope Johnny Rogan ends his days very soon in an M3 pile-up.”
English music writer and biographer Born: 14th February 1953 London, England Died: 12th February 2021 London, England British author of Irish descent, best known for his books about music and popular culture. He has written influential biographies of the Byrds, Neil Young, the Smiths, Van Morrison and Ray Davies. Author of "Timeless Flight: The Definitive History Of The Byrds" 1980: Freelance journalist and staff member of DARK STAR magazine.
John Rogan (14 February 1953 – 21 January 2021) was a British author of Irish descent best known for his books about music and popular culture. He wrote influential biographies of the Byrds, Neil Young, the Smiths, Van Morrison and Ray Davies. His writing was characterised by "an almost neurotic attention to detail", epic length (the first volume of Requiem for the Timeless is more than 1,200 pages long) and an ambivalent, sometimes positive and sometimes hostile response, from the subjects of his biographies.