Stephen MacLean, born in Melbourne in 1950, was a music journalist, television presenter, television and film director, screenwriter and author. In 1982, he wrote the screenplay for the feature film ‘Starstruck’. He wrote and directed ‘Around the World in Eighty Ways’ in 1988. Documentaries he directed were ‘Peter Allen, The Boy from Oz’, ‘The Singer and the Swinger’ and ‘The Tasty Bust Reunion’. This biography, ‘Peter Allen, The Boy from Oz’, was first published by Random House Australia in 1996. Stephen died in Thailand in 2006.