Stephen Davis was born in New York City in 1947 and educated in Philadelphia and Boston.
He began writing for The Cambridge Phoenix in 1970, with a special interest in music. He began contributing articles and reviews to Rolling Stone, and joined the magazine’s staff as associate editor in 1972.
Stephen has written several books, Reggae Bloodlines: In Search of the Music and Culture of Jamaica, Reggae International, the acclaimed biography Bob Marley, Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga,
Say Kids! What Time Is It? (Notes from the Peanut Gallery), a history of the Howdy Doody television show, ghost-writer on Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk, Fleetwood: My Life and Times with Fleetwood Mac, This Wheel’s On Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of The Band (1993, Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith (1997), Old Gods Almost Dead: The Forty Year Saga of the Rolling Stones, Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend, Watch You Bleed: The Guns N’ Roses Saga, and LZ-’75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 American Tour.
His latest book is a biography of Carly Simon titled More Room In A Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon.
Stephen lives and works in Boston, MA.