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Author: Tony Blackburn Publication Year: 02/09/2007
Subject: Biographies & Autobiographies Format: Hardback
Subject 2: Biography: General Language: English
ISBN: 9781844036004

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Tony Blackburn is probably one of the most recognisable disc jockeys working in Britain. Here, Tony looks back on the time he has spent in radio and the media. The days spent as a radio pirate, to the stars he befriended, the rivalries in radio he endured, as well as the friendships made, and broken.

Key Features
Author(s)Tony Blackburn
PublisherOctopus Publishing Group
Date of Publication02/09/2007
GenreBiography: General

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintCassell Illustrated
Out-of-print date16/08/2011
Content Note32

Weight688 g
Width167 mm
Height240 mm
Spine34 mm

Foreword byNoel Edmonds

Editorial Details
Format DetailsPaper over boards, With dust jacket

Table Of ContentsForeword: By Noel Edmonds. One-derful!: The Launch of Radio 1. A fly-on-the-wall account of 30 September 1967 when Tony Blackburn launched Radio 1 in a quintessentially 60s moment and instantly became a national hero. Including the pressures faced in weeks prior to lift-off and the DJ's first impressions of celebrity. Beach Boy: Growing Up in Bournemouth. A very British upbringing beside the seaside, the start of an enduring passion with music and fronting a band singing the standards of the day. Float On: The Pirate Radio Days. Spinning the real sound of the '60s at offshore radio stations, Radios Caroline and London - the music that the younger generation wanted to hear. Time For Blackburn: The Glory Days. Exploring the magic that went into his top-rated show and being at the centre of the pop world. Top Of The Pops: Tony on TV. What really went on behind the scenes, with portraits of many of the stars who appeared on the show and his fellow presenters. The Backlash . Being moved from the breakfast slot to a mid-morning show. The rivalries with colleagues including John Peel and the man who replaced him, Noel Edmunds that filled the gossip pages. The Personal Crisis. The bitter price of fame. A move to weekday afternoons in 1977, divorce, depression and a demotion to presenting Junior's Choice made up the toughest time . Independent Man. New inspiration with the emerging wave of independent stations: Radio London, Capital Gold, Classic Gold Digital. He's a Celebrity: Let Him In Again! A real account of his experience on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! which showed the nation his warmth, wit and humanity. The changing nature of celebrity. Back Home. A celebration of family life he now enjoys with wife Debbie and young daughter Victoria.
Author BiographyTony Blackburn made his first radio appearance on 28th July 1964 on Radio Caroline South. When BBC Radio One commenced broadcasting on 30th September 1967, Tony presented the daily Breakfast Show, and was the first disc jockey on the new network. He hosted the Breakfast Show until 1974 when he took over the Morning Show for several years. Today, Tony presents the breakfast show for The Classic Gold Network, which transmits across 18 stations. Tony is a legend of the airwaves and has become a household name through his DJ-ing, TV Shows, and he inspired the cult of the radio DJ. He is well remembered for presenting BBC's world famous Top Of The Pops from the late 1960's to throughout the 1970's. He continues to make regular guest appearances on a wide range of television shows, such as 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get me Out of Here!' in 2002 was a huge success - he was crowned King of the Jungle!

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