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Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody By Mark Radcliffe

Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody
by Mark Radcliffe

Combining his trademark humour with his eye for the ridiculous, Radio 1's Mark Radcliffe recalls his less-than-glittering rock career in a succession of bands. Interwoven with the musical disasters is the rites-of-passage story of a middle-class grammar school boy.
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Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody Summary


Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody by Mark Radcliffe

In his first book, Mark Radcliffe recalls his less-than-glittering rock career in a succession of bands which all ended in ignominy and frustration. Combining his trademark humour with an acute eye for the ridiculous, Mark admits his part in bands like The Berlin Airlift (hastily named during a history lesson), the life-changing punk revolution in Bob Sleigh and The Crestas and even a flirtation with thirty-something pub rock. Interwoven with the musical disasters is the appealing rites-of-passage story of a middle-class grammar school boy who finally leaves Bolton for university. Splattered with memorable episodes and Viz-like characters, SHOWBUSINESS retraces the steps that should have led Mark to headlining Wembley Arena, but which took him to Radio 1 instead.

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Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody Reviews


Lancashire s answer to Nick Hornby. If Mark Radcliffe ever gets bored with Djing, there s a highly promising career as a writer waiting for him - The Mirror

'Hilarious stuff - Independent on Sunday

A love letter to pop music. Mark Radcliffe is the sharpest DJ that Radio One has ever had by some considerable distance - The Sunday Times

Hilarious. One of the funniest books I ve read all year - U Magazine

Mark Radcliffe: the world of rock salutes you - Melody Maker

Hilarious. His vivid descriptions of various bands and musicians will have you laughing out loud. His genuine love of music comes across together with a gleeful sense of satire - Yorkshire Evening Post

About Mark Radcliffe


Mark Radcliffe lives in Lower Whitley, Cheshire, and has been in dozens of bands, as well as becoming a highly successful Radio 1 DJ.

Additional information

GOR001229356
Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody by Mark Radcliffe
Mark Radcliffe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1999-05-20
324
0340715677
9780340715673
N/A
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