Dave McAleer

David "Dave" McAleer (born 4 February 1945) is a British author, DJ and record company executive. He is the main contributor for the Virgin Book of British Hit Singles, The Virgin Book of British Hit Albums and the Virgin Book of Top 40 Charts and was the sole Music Consultant for the Guinness World Records between 1998 and 2011. One of the UK's first club DJs (1963), before spending 25 years in the record business – Dave was working in A&R for labels including RCA Records, Pye Records, DJM Records, Stax Records, Chess Records, Disco Demand, Sugarhill, Calibre, Champagne, Hi, Solar, CTI Records, TMT and Buddah Records, and was managing director of Barry White's label, 20th Century Records.