Jeff Jenkins


Jeff Jenkins has written two bestselling books with Ian “Molly” Meldrum – The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story (2014) and Ah Well, Nobody’s Perfect (2016). The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story was nominated for Biography of the Year at the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Jeff’s other titles include 50 Years Of Rock In Australia (2007) and Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, The Skyhooks Story (1994).

Jeff is also the co-author of Sophisto-punk, The Story of Mark Opitz & Oz Rock (2012) and The Music That Maton Made (2016), and he was the ghostwriter of the Bon Scott biography Live Wire (2015).

Jeff also edited Every Day Of My Life, the 2017 autobiography by Beeb Birtles (Little River Band, Zoot).

Jeff has co-produced several Molly TV specials for the Seven Network, on Kylie, Cher and Rod Stewart, and was a script consultant on Seven’s top-rating mini-series MOLLY.

Jeff was a regular on Working Dog’s The Panel, the movie reviewer for Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, and the co-host of Channel 31’s cult hit Chartbusting 80s.

Jeff writes the Australian music column “Howzat!” in The Music and is a regular on ABC radio. He has also written the radio shows Take 40 Australia and My Generation and been a member of the RocKwiz “Brains Trust”. Jeff has written several radio specials, including Something So Strong, Celebrating 30 Years of Crowded House (which won Best Music Special at the 2017 Australian Commercial Radio Awards), and Celebrating 30 Years: U2 – The Joshua Tree (which won an award for Best Music Special at the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs in 2017).

Jeff’s all-time favourite band is Horsehead, and he barracks for Essendon and the Melbourne Storm.

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