Billy MacKenzie was a maverick figure within the music industry. As frontman of the Associates, MacKenzie enjoyed Top 20 chart success in 1982. However, MaKenzie's story is one of thwarted talent and, ultimately, tragedy. He was found dead aged 39 on 22nd January, 1997. 'A gripping tale' "Mojo"
Tom Doyle has written for Q, Mojo, Elle and Melody Maker. He was born in Dundee and lives in London.