Chris Charlesworth is a British-based music journalist and author; and, since 1983, managing editor of Omnibus Press. He is particularly noted for his work about, and with, The Who, for whom he has worked as an executive producer.
He started work for the Bradford Telegraph & Argus whose first ever pop music column he wrote in 1968. Two years later he became a full time music writer on the staff of Melody Maker, first as their News Editor and, in 1973, as their US Editor, based in New York. After a spell working for a management company in New York and at RCA in London, he began writing books, including biographies of the Who, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Slade and Cat Stevens.