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The Custard Stops At Hatfield

Author : Kenny Everett
ISBN : 1782815910
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Kenny Everett was an iconic disc jockey and comedian best known for his irreverent, offbeat comedic style and bubbly personality. After spells on pirate radio stations including Radio Luxembourg in the mid-1960s, he was one of the initial group of disc jockeys to join BBC's newly created Radio One in 1967.It was here on his regular show that he developed his trademark voices and surreal characters which he later adapted for television. His autobiography Kenny Everett: The Custard Stops at Hatfield, written with his characteristic wacky humour, is being re-released to mark the quarter-century since his death in 1995.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cupid Stunts The Life Radio Times Of Kenny Everett

Author : David Stafford
ISBN : 9780857128676
Genre : Music
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On paper, Kenny Everett's qualifications did not look promising – with little in the way of education, physique or social skills. What he had was a gift for funny voices, an oblique imagination and a way with a tape recorder. Yet, the British radio revolution in the ‘60s and ‘70s needed these exact qualities. Ever a corporate player, Kenny was frequently fired, but still went on to reinvent television. Meanwhile, outside the studios, the challenge to 'get a life' brought moments of ecstasy, frequent bother and at least one suicide attempt. And at the exact moment when tabloid frenzy about the AIDS epidemic reached its peak, he came out. This new biography, based on intricate documentary research as well as interviews with colleagues, friends and enemies – including Alexei Sayle, Barry Cryer, David Mallet and "Whispering" Bob Harris – not only gets under the skin of the man, but also gives a taste of the times. Cupid Stunts covers the novelty and excitement of hearing all-pop radio for the first time, the terror and bluster of the high-ups, the brilliant blossoming of gay culture throughout the 70s and 80s, and the tragedy and vile hypocrisy that surrounded the AIDS epidemic.
Category: Music

Hello Darlings

Author : James Hogg
ISBN : 9781448168316
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Spontaneous, hilarious, irrepressible and, of course, trailblazing - Kenny Everett was revolutionary in television and radio comedy. Chris Evans, Chris Moyles, Rob Brydon and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny as a huge influence on their work - even the great Spike Milligan called him a genius. It was Kenny who developed the radio show format with which we are so familiar today: a mix of music, jingles, funny voices and sound effects. When he seamlessly made the move to television in the seventies, he created unforgettable characters such as Sid Snot, Cupid Stunt and Marcel Wave. Rarely seen without a smile on his face in public, in reality, Kenny was a deeply insecure man who suffered severe bouts of depression. He also struggled with his sexuality, only coming out to the public in 1985. Diagnosed with HIV in 1987, Kenny died in 1995. This in-depth and affectionate biography has been fully authorised by Kenny's family and contains original interviews with Kenny's sister, Kate and with his former wife, Lee, as well as entertainment figures such as Barry Cryer, Cliff Richard, Chris Tarrant and Paul Gambaccini. Packed with fabulous stories about the highs and lows of Kenny's life, his great friendships with The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, this is a book that any fan of comedy and entertainment must read.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Selling The Sixties

Author : Robert Chapman
ISBN : 9781134896240
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Was it a non-stop psychedelic party or was there more to pirate radio in the sixties than hedonism and hip radicalism? From Kenny Everett's sacking to John Peel's legendary `Perfumed Garden' show, to the influence of the multi-national ad agencies, and the eventual assimilationof aspects of unofficial pop radio into Radio One, Selling the Sixties examines the boom of private broadcasting in Britain. Using two contrasting models of pop piracy, Radios Caroline and London, Robert Chapman sets pirate radio in its social and cultural context. In doing so he challenges the myths surrounding its maverick `Kings Road' image, separating populist consumerism from the economic and political machinations which were the flipside of the pirate phenomenon. Selling the Sixties includes previously unseen evidence from the pirates' archives, revealing interviews and an unrivalled selection of rare audio materials.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia Of Radio 3 Volume Set

Author : Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN : 9781135456481
Genre : Reference
File Size : 45.26 MB
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Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.
Category: Reference

Turned Out Nice Again

Author : Louis Barfe
ISBN : 9781848877573
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 76.45 MB
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With a cast of thousands, including Peter Cook, Ken Dodd, Dusty Springfield, Spike Milligan, Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth and Reeves and Mortimer, Turned Out Nice Again reveals a world of comedians and cavorters, dancing girls and crooners. From the early days of vaudeville, via the golden age of radio, to live television spectaculars, the rise of the chat show and alternative comedy, Louis Barfe pulls back the curtain of variety to reveal the world of light entertainment in all its glory.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Jack Dunsmoor
ISBN : 9781483428543
Genre :
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OK2BG is narrative nonfiction, a Memoir about a guy who wants to be a Mentor preferably to a teenager, so they can have a decent & meaningful conversation about stuff & preferably with a kid at-risk, or just otherwise lost, in order to help both the teenager as well as the determined subject of this story realize their unique potential & find or reinforce their place in the world. Overall, a chronicle about the author’s attempt over several years to understand the question of ‘why do I want to be a Mentor’ which eventually helps him become a more insightful person. Subsequently in September, 2010 after a plague of teen suicides, Jack turns his attention to researching gay biographies into optimistically appropriate groups of books for gay kids at-risk, from bullying. After 5 years Jack has categorized 2,000+ books in the form of Memoirs, Biographies & Autobiographies written by or about 1,000+ allegedly gay men. The primary message in OK2BG is to read & reassess before you run asunder!

Rock Star Babylon

Author : Jon Holmes
ISBN : 9780141918884
Genre : Humor
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Why was Candle in the Wind for Diana a terrible mistake? Which rock star left an unspeakable gift inside a hotel room hairdryer? What's the story behind Ozzy Osbourne and the exploding mouse? Rock and roll and rumour go together like Peaches and Geldof. Tales of outrageous excess, of the filth and the fury (not to mention the furry) are part of music's heritage. Whether they're true or bare-faced lies, Jon Holmes has gathered together the greatest pop and rock myths and legends ever told. These stories have come straight from the mouths of those that were there, those that shouldn't have been there and those that were there for a bit but left early and only heard about it afterwards.
Category: Humor

The Bookseller

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ISBN : UCAL:B3312333
Genre : Bibliography
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The Book Of Lennon

Author : Bill Harry
ISBN : UCSD:31822005719497
Genre : Rock musicians
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Category: Rock musicians

Dictionary Of Pseudonyms

Author : Adrian Room
ISBN : 9780786457632
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 63.25 MB
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Substantially revised and enlarged, this new edition of the Dictionary of Pseudonyms includes more than 2,000 new entries, bringing the volume's total to approximately 13,000 assumed names, nicknames, stage names, and aliases. The introduction has been entirely rewritten, and many previous entries feature new accompanying details or quoted material. This volume also features a significantly greater number of cross-references than was included in previous editions. Arranged by pseudonym, the entries give the true name, vital dates, country of origin or settlement, and profession. Many entries also include the story behind the person’s name change.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Museum Of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia Of Radio

Author : Museum of Broadcast Communications
ISBN : UOM:39015062872638
Genre : Radio
File Size : 88.16 MB
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"A premise of this unique encyclopedia is that radio broadcasting is so pervasive that its importance can be easily overlooked. More than 600 articles provide ample illustration of the role this medium plays throughout the world. From radio's invention to radio on the Internet, the cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed articles analyze over 100 years of topics, programs, issues, people, and places, and provide leads to further reading. Some 250 photographs "give visual context to an often unseen world." Scholars, old-time-radio admirers, and curious readers will appreciate the unparalleled comprehensiveness of this source."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.
Category: Radio

The John Lennon Encyclopedia

Author : Bill Harry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111622317
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The John Lennon Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book about John Lennon ever produced. By best-selling author and Beatles expert Bill Harry, this A-Z guide will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about one of the twentieth century's most talented and enigmatic figures. From his difficult childhood to his early days with the Beatles, and from his groundbreaking solo projects to his work with Yoko Ono, this book reveals in intimate detail the man behind the myth, helping to explain Lenon's enduring status as a popular icon. It contains every track Lennon ever wrote or worked on, every gig he every played, and full biographies of everyone who was involved in his life story. This is the most comprehensive guide ever published to the guiding genius of the world's greatest band. It comes in at almost one thousand pages, and half-a-million words, this is the ultimate celebration of all things Lennon.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Beatles Encyclopedia

Author : Bill Harry
ISBN : UOM:39015050534117
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 61.48 MB
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The Beatles Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book on the fab four ever produced. Fully revised and updated, and with over 1500 entries and half-a-million words, this A-Z of Beatledom will clarify any query and settle any argument. Every record ever released, every song written and every gig played is included. Yet The Beatles Encyclopedia is much more than a reference book. Biographies of over 500 people associated with the group reveal stories of love affairs, drugs, court cases and internal disputes. Myths are shattered involving touring days, early girlfriends and rock rivalries. From the Abbey Road studios to the Zodiac Coffee Club, The Beatles Encyclopedia has everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest band.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Paperback Writers

Author : Bill Harry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000325386
Genre : Beatles
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An annotated bibliography of materials about the Beatles.
Category: Beatles