Glenn A. Baker occupies a unique niche in Australian entertainment and public life. He is a music expert, intrepid traveller, radio and television presenter and has authored 16 books, written for more than 200 magazines and annotated over 500 music albums, as well as acted as a consultant on various music-related projects. His voice, face and hat have become extremely familiar over the past 35 years while he elucidates on his favourite topics of which there are many with accuracy and humour. His opinion and analysis is sought by television, radio and print media when a major music event or the passing of a rock legend occurs. Early in 2010, his portrait won the packing room prize in the annual Archibald portrait competition in Sydney.