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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait, 28 Feb. 2013
This review is from: The Boys of Summer: A Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare with Showaddywaddy (Hardcover)
It took a while for this book to reach the shelves but it was well worth the wait.

A story of 6 band members touring the country in 2005 in their mini bus, from Scotland to the south cost, and all the trials and tribulations that come with spending hours on the road only to arrive at ill equipped venues and be greeted by grumpy holiday park managers. (Although there were some good venues and nice people along the way).

An excellent read in which Dave recalls tales of close relationships with band members and road crews and members of the public.

Poor old Trev takes a bit of stick, but it's all in good humour and Dave is doing no more than recalling banter with the boys.

For anyone in a band, whether professional, a semi-professional on the club circuit, or a local covers band, you will be able to relate to many of the tales in these pages - well worth a read.

Later in 2013, Dave is releasing a new book which is more of a career-spanning story of the band, starting with their rise to fame and their 70s and 80s heyday when the band were never off TV or the radio. Now that will be interesting!
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2013 21:40:13 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2013 09:10:52 GMT
Personally I think you're taking the book too seriously. I believe that the book is light hearted and in good humour. Everyone who I have spoken to, the numerous fans and friends I see at gigs all love it. Dave immensly respects the fans and is proud of their loyalty for the last 40 years.

No the holiday park chain was not Pontins!

All the best!
Paul

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In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2013 19:21:02 BDT
Lisa says:
I personally loved it too Paul and cannot wait till the next book. Any idea when its coming out please?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:55:34 BDT
Later this year Lisa, around Christmas I think!
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