In the Best Possible Taste: Crazy Life of Kenny Everett by David Lister

In the Best Possible Taste: Crazy Life of Kenny Everett by David Lister

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This biography looks at what really drove Kenny Everett. It examines Everett's talent, and investigates the effects of Catholicism on the boy who trained to be a priest but instead became a popular entertainer. The author has spoken to many who were closest to Everett.

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Kenny Everett, who died of AIDS in April 1995, was one of the best-loved broadcasters of the last 30 years. His irreverent and anarchic style transformed radio, and influenced some of the biggest names in broadcasting today. His career spanned, and helped to shape, the key moments in broadcasting history: pirate radio, the birth of Radio 1 and the start of commercial radio. On television his outrageous sketches, with a cast of characters that included the punk Sid Snot and the drag queen Cupid Stunt and the catchphrase, "All in the best possible taste", won fans all over the world. But away from the TV and radio studios, Kenny Everett was a sad and sometimes desperate man with a bizarre and contradictory private life. Although married for 12 years, he was a homosexual and ended up living in a menage a trois with a Russian soldier and a Spanish waiter. Coming to terms with his homosexuality led him to attempt suicide. Yet, he was one of the best-known celebrities to "come out" publicly and later to declare that he had AIDS. This book looks at what really drove Kenny Everett. It examines Everett's talent, and investigates the effects of Catholicism on the boy who trained to be a priest but instead became a popular entertainer. The author has spoken to many of the people closest to Everett, including an interview with his ex-wife, his parents and sister. The book also explores the glamour of Everett's friendship with the Beatles, Elton John and Freddie Mercury.

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SKU GOR002891335
Title In the Best Possible Taste: Crazy Life of Kenny Everett
Author By (author) David Lister
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0747526281
ISBN 13 9780747526285
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and previous use.
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Kenny Everett, who died of AIDS in April 1995, was one of the best-loved broadcasters of the last 30 years. His irreverent and anarchic style transformed radio, and influenced some of the biggest names in broadcasting today. His career spanned, and helped to shape, the key moments in broadcasting history: pirate radio, the birth of Radio 1 and the start of commercial radio. On television his outrageous sketches, with a cast of characters that included the punk Sid Snot and the drag queen Cupid Stunt and the catchphrase, "All in the best possible taste", won fans all over the world. But away from the TV and radio studios, Kenny Everett was a sad and sometimes desperate man with a bizarre and contradictory private life. Although married for 12 years, he was a homosexual and ended up living in a menage a trois with a Russian soldier and a Spanish waiter. Coming to terms with his homosexuality led him to attempt suicide. Yet, he was one of the best-known celebrities to "come out" publicly and later to declare that he had AIDS. This book looks at what really drove Kenny Everett. It examines Everett's talent, and investigates the effects of Catholicism on the boy who trained to be a priest but instead became a popular entertainer. The author has spoken to many of the people closest to Everett, including an interview with his ex-wife, his parents and sister. The book also explores the glamour of Everett's friendship with the Beatles, Elton John and Freddie Mercury.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR002891335
Title In the Best Possible Taste: Crazy Life of Kenny Everett
Author By (author) David Lister
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0747526281
ISBN 13 9780747526285
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and previous use.