Six Musicians and a Banjo Player Paperback – 27 Nov 2009
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About the Author
Paddy Lightfoot was born in Potters Bar in Hertfordshire and at a very early age learned to play guitar and piano. On completion of National Service in 1957 he began a twenty-four year career as a professional musician touring much of the world and playing with the likes of Ray Charles, Count Basie, Liberace, and one of the creators of jazz, Louis Armstrong. In the late nineties he settled in Norfolk where he co-authored Geoff Hamilton s Gardeners Challenge with his wife Marion, The Times Quis Challenge with Robbie Somerset and The Quizzer with Gyles Brandreth.
Top Customer Reviews
Whilst several anecdotes were very entertaining, Paddy's love of general trivia tends to dominate the book. He is a capable writer when he wants to be, but I would have preferred a far more focussed book as a fair bit of it was padding (no pun intended). I am sure that there is much that could be said by any touring musician without lending himself to spilling the beans.
I would have welcomed an assessment of his contempories as he obviously holds strong opinions, but where it really matters, to an outsider, it was a bit light. A pleasant enough read overall.