'Heart-rending' -- Daily Mirror
'Very good on what it was like working on the pirate radio ships and how Walker built up a rapport with his listeners'
-- Daily Mail
'Walker writes beautifully' -- The Times
About the Author
Johnnie Walker first made his name in 1966, presenting on pirate station Radio Caroline. He established a long career as a Radio 1 DJ from 1969 to 1976 and championed new names such as Lou Reed, Elton John and the Eagles. He moved to San Francisco in the late 1970s, where he joined KSAN, the most respected FM rock station in the USA, and became very involved in the punk scene. Johnnie came home in the early '80s and, following stints with Radio West and Wiltshire Radio in the West Country, he returned to Radio 1 to front The Stereo Sequence
and then went on to present the hugely popular Drivetime
show on Radio 2
. Johnnie was awarded an MBE in 2006. He lives in Somerset with his wife, Tiggy.