After McGuinness Flint his varied, creative career offered new opportunities. the 1980s saw Tom writing, producing and working in television. He produced and directed the award-winning South Bank Show on Jimi Hendrix. His book on the music business, 'So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star?' is still essential reading for any aspiring pop musician. And then came that phone call from Paul Jones - "Let's form a band to play some blues ...." Tom's fiery Stratocaster is today yet another integral element in the sound of The Blues Band.
Today, with his other role in the ever-popular re-formed Manfreds, the career of Tom McGuinness is as varied as ever.