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Toby Creswell

Toby Creswell is an Australian music journalist and pop-culture writer. He was editor of Rolling Stone (Australia) and a founding editor of Juice. In 1986 he co-wrote, with Martin Fabinyi his first book Too Much Ain’t Enough, a biography of pub rocker and former Cold Chisel vocalist Jimmy Barnes. Creswell has also written The Real Thing: Adventures in Australian Rock & Roll, 1957-Now in 1999; Love is in the Air: Stories of Australian Pop Music, a history of Australian pop music, to coincide with the ABC TV series Love is in the Air; and 1001 Australians You Should Know in 2006 (co-written with his partner, journalist Samantha Trenoweth).

His book, 1001 Songs, is used by Brian Nankervis, creator, producer and adjudicator of the SBS program RocKwiz, as a source of information for questions. In 2012, Creswell was executive producer of Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, a documentary about Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly.