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Large Print
(304 Pages)
Product Number: LP4939
Released: 01 May, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781004003181
Publisher: W F Howes
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Standing at the crossroads - the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil's infamous meeting - Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal crunch point. Aged sixty, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be handed a diagnosis of mouth and throat cancer. This momentous time in his life, and being at the most famous junction in music history, led Radcliffe to think about the pivotal tracks in music and how the musicians who wrote and performed them - from Woodie Guthrie to Gloria Gaynor, Kurt Cobain to Bob Marley - had reached the crossroads that led to such epoch-changing music. In this warm, intimate account of music and its power to transform our lives, Radcliffe takes a personal journey through these touchstone tracks, looking at the story behind the records and his own experiences as he goes in search of these moments. A deep love of music and its legends, a warm wit and a hawkish eye for the absurd. I feel educated but I'm crying laughing. This is a great book" (GUY GARVEY) "Mark Radcliffe is like our shared friend. We feel we know him from being our late night, early morning or afternoon companion for many years. His voice is always a comfort and his music knowledge rivals that of anyone I know. His writing is like his broadcasting - light and funny when needed but it is beautifully emotional like the man himself. Long may Mark and his stories be part of our lives" (TIM BURGESS) "Written in the warm, engaging voice that's happily become a constant presence in the soundtrack of popular music" (SIMON ARMITAGE) "That warmth, that authenticity, those stories . . . Masterfully told" (ANNIE NIGHTINGALE) "An excellent read - engagingly witty" (BERNARD SUMNER) "Praise for Mark Radcliffe: Steal this book!" (DAVID BOWIE on Thank You for the Days) "If I wanted to study the history of modern music, I'd have Mark Radcliffe as my professor" (BRIAN ENO on Reelin' in the Years) "A love letter to pop music. Mark Radcliffe is the sharpest DJ that Radio One has ever had by some considerable distance" (Sunday Times) "Always a refreshing breath of down-to-earth amiability on the airwaves, DJ Mark Radcliffe brings the same chatty, Northern tone to this memoir" (Herald) "A pleasant ramble through five decades of pop culture seen through the eyes of a music-loving northerner . . . Radcliffe writes in much the same way that he talks - warmly and wryly" (Independent)

Author(s): Mark Radcliffe
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2020

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