Mick Gold was eighteen when he heard 'Highway 61 Revisited' and was filled with a crazed ambition to photograph and write about rock music. From 1968 to 1978 his work appeared in Let It Rock, Melody Maker, Sounds, Creem and Street Life. He published Rock On The Road, a book of photo-essays about live music in 1976. During his career Mick has photographed some of music's all-time greats including Led Zeppelin (at their legendary 1975 Earls Court gigs), Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Dr Feelgood, Neil Young and Pink Floyd.
In his own words "He threw it all away" to produce and direct documentaries for TV. His work includes Watergate, a five-part history of the downfall of Nixon which won an Emmy; Death of Apartheid, a series on the relatively peaceful transfer of power in South Africa (Emmy nomination); and Endgame In Ireland, the secret history of the peace process in Northern Ireland (Peabody Award). He made a history of the blues, Blues America, for BBC Four. In 2016 he was co-producer of the BBC2 series Inside Obama's White House (BAFTA nomination).