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

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 12, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 25 pages
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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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a great biography based on the love of music. Read full review

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User Review  - Derek Bridge - Goodreads

A warm and funny book. Impossible to read without imagining Radcliffe's dry, Northern tones. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Mark Radcliffe was born in Bolton. He is currently employed by the BBC to talk between records on Radio 1. He is married, has two daughters, lives in Cheshire, supports Manchester City F.C. and drinks in the George and Dragon.

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