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A fab read
on 29 June 2014
I tend to read mostly biographies on my Kindle devices. I don't know if it's the author's prose style or that Kenny led a particularly interesting life, but this book was one of the most enjoyable biographies I've read in ages and genuinely moving towards the end.
Not being a big radio listener it was Kenny's breakout TV show for ITV in the late 70s that first really brought him to my attention. After reading this book I wish I had followed his radio career more closely as Kenny seems to have been tailor-made for the medium.
Not that "The Kenny Everett Video Cassette" was his first TV show, far from it. The book covers several early efforts, including a TV magazine style show he did in the late 60s with Germaine Greer(!). Quite a popular show it seems, a kind of precursor to "That's Life"..
Well worth a read if you remember Cuddly Ken with affection. A good Kindle version too, with practically none of the duff formatting that often creeps into poor conversions. A good photo section too.