Charles White was born in Dublin in 1942. He studied medicine in London in the sixties, to become a chiropodist, but chose instead to follow a DJ career. He lives in Scarborough.
A self-described "lifelong Rock and Roll enthusiast", he ran a college course on the development of Rock and Roll, which led to his nickname "Dr Rock" by the press. White's television work includes Dr Rock's Guide to Hollywood, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 1996 New York Television and Film Festival.
White hosted the Dr Rock Show which ran on both Yorkshire and Tyne Tees Television. He has also appeared on the ground-breaking eighties' series, The Tube. He authored biographies of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
White has written articles for the Observer and Independent newspapers and for Tatler and Rolling Stone magazines.
His current BBC Radio York show goes on the air every Sunday between 6pm and 7pm, GMT, but can be also be heard in many countries across the globe.