Frank Moriarty is a writer and guitarist. The award-winning author
of fifteen nonfiction books, he also has written for publications on a variety
of topics ranging from motorsports development programs and NASA spaceflight to
R&B and rock 'n' roll. In the Jimi Hendrix realm, Frank wrote the book Bold as Love: The Jimi Hendrix
Experience (MetroBooks, 1996) with a foreword by Experience
bassist Noel Redding. He has also contributed to the acclaimed Eyewitness: Jimi Hendrix reference
book series and provided feature articles to the Hendrix family periodical Experience Hendrix as
well as the magazines Jimpress and UniVibes: The International Jimi
Hendrix Magazine. Frank attended Jimi Hendrix performances in 1969
has been a guitarist for more than four decades. His band Informed Sources
performed with groundbreaking US punk bands including Black Flag, X, the
Replacements, Flipper, Dead Kennedys, and Bad Brains throughout the early
1980s. His career in music continued in later bands including Bunnydrums and
Third Stone Invasion as a label-mate with artists including John Entwistle of
The Who and Billy Squier.
writing career began in the early 1970s during his teenage years. In the 1980s
he began a decade-long stint as weekly rock music columnist for Philadelphia City Paper,
then became associated with Philadelphia
has met or interviewed musicians ranging from David Bowie and Pete Townshend to
Joe Strummer and Patti Smith.
to canines and adopters of an ever-growing string of rescue dogs saved from
homelessness, Frank and his wife Leigh Anne reside in New Jersey.