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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool & contemporary
Has all the nuances of five decades of popular music and its protagonists in one volume. It's as much the story of BritRock (&Dance&House) as this lady's own bio. What is amazing is how Annie Nightingale has kept up with what's current in music, when you consider how much there is nowadays and how difficult it is to sort the wheat from the chaff.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting woman
Radio 1's first woman DJ didn't get there purely by luck, having oodles of talent honed on writing pop columns for newspapers. She was treated with respect, as almost one of the band, by many of the musicians she got to know and interviewed. She has had fun getting there though, and has continued to have fun and seek new challenges ever since. Her autobiography is...
Published on 12 April 2008 by Annabel Gaskell


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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting woman, 12 April 2008
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Annabel Gaskell "gaskella2" (Nr Oxford, UK) - See all my reviews
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Radio 1's first woman DJ didn't get there purely by luck, having oodles of talent honed on writing pop columns for newspapers. She was treated with respect, as almost one of the band, by many of the musicians she got to know and interviewed. She has had fun getting there though, and has continued to have fun and seek new challenges ever since. Her autobiography is refreshing and honest and shows a confident woman not afraid of hard work, yet managing a family too during times when women with kids rarely worked. It goes from the heady days of the 60s to recent times and an awful experience when she was mugged and injured in Havana. A great read and long may she continue!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday reading, 12 Sep 2003
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M. SIRL "Man With Ears" (Hampshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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A lightweight, but surprisingly entertaining read from Radio 1’s first, and premier female disc jockeyr. Covering her career as a journalist, TV presenter, game show hostess (!), and finally DJ on both pirate and “legitimate” radio, this book includes wealth of anecdotes. Good holiday reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool & contemporary, 23 Aug 2014
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Has all the nuances of five decades of popular music and its protagonists in one volume. It's as much the story of BritRock (&Dance&House) as this lady's own bio. What is amazing is how Annie Nightingale has kept up with what's current in music, when you consider how much there is nowadays and how difficult it is to sort the wheat from the chaff.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Self-obsessed drivel!, 3 Aug 1999
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I was really surprised by the introspective and self-important tone of the book. This lady must have had some really interesting anecdotes to tell, but she reduced them to inanity. A very disappointing read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, uneventful and totally disappointing., 24 Mar 2000
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The book would be half the size if she hadn't named every pop star and famous person she'd ever met. A very disappointing read from someone with a journalists background who should have know better what would keep a reader interested.
Not recommended unless you are an Annie Nightingale devotee.
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