David Watkinson was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He has a background in antiques, furniture, sales and the automotive world. He is currently working within the field of historic furniture restoration in London and his interests include the arts, music, classic cars, cinema, antiques, collectables and being creative. The author of the bestselling history of the band Perpetual Change(Plexus, 2001), he has been a passionate admirer, collector and historian of the band Yes for over 40 years, even though his mother said he would grow out of it in 1975! He lives in West Sussex, England.