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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danny Baker Narrator: Danny Baker Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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Born in 1957 in Deptford, south London, Danny's first job after dropping out of school at the age of 15 was in One Stop Records, a small record shop in London's West End, frequented by Elton John and Mick Jagger, a store rather like the one in High Fidelity. His career in print journalism began in 1976 when he co-founded the fanzine Sniffin' Glue leading to an offer from the New Musical Express, where his first job was as a receptionist. Soon after, Baker was contributing regular astute articles, reviews and later interviews to the publication. Danny then began making 30-minute documentaries at LWT for the cult series 20th Century Box, and appeared in two television commercials: Daz washing powder and Mars bar chocolate. His stellar career on the radio began on BBC GLR in 1989, then moved to BBC Radio 5 where he presented sports shows including the ground-breaking 6-0-6, which still influences the media's approach to criticism of players, managers and referees.

He also worked on BBC Radio 1, back to BBC GLR, Talk Radio and later on Virgin Radio. On his return to BBC last May, Danny won 'Sony Radio Personality of the Year' and appeared on Desert Island Discs last July. Six months earlier he had gone public on his cancer and chemotherapy treatment, and thankfully all seems well.

Danny Baker currently presents a weekday show at BBC London 94.9, which features phone-ins and discussions with his on-air team regarding music and entertainment of the 1960s and 1970s, and a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 5.This book charts Danny's showbiz career, the highs and lows, and everything in between, including the accusation that he killed Bob Marley...Read by Danny Baker.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gannon | 2/19/2014

    " Maybe I was expecting too much but I was a small bit disappointed with this book. The writing is sparkling and laugh out loud funny in some places - I just wish there was more of it. Looking forward to the next instalment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael O'sullivan | 2/17/2014

    " Really enjoyable. Looking forward to the next one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 2/15/2014

    " I loved this book- full of brilliant stories and with lots of wit. I would recommend to everyone, definitely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewis | 1/22/2014

    " A brilliantly funny memoir packed with excellent stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Marshall | 1/14/2014

    " Danny Baker is an enormously likeable man, and this is an enormously likeable autobiography. Many such books are bitter score-settlers, but this is just bursting with warmth and enthusiasm. If you've been following Baker's career you'll have heard many of the anecdotes before, but they're very good anecdotes told very well. Great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Sleightholm | 1/12/2014

    " Very enjoyable, but short and I hadn't realised it didn't cover his whole career. Looking forward to volume 2 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Rees | 1/2/2014

    " Brilliant book. Warm, affectionate and very funny. This is a man completely at one with himself. He writes like he talks, in a happy conversational style. Too short. The next volume can't arrive to soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Howlett | 12/27/2013

    " Very interesting, big fan of Danny Baker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ipswichblade | 12/15/2013

    " Brillant first volume of Danny Baker's autobiography "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mattie | 12/4/2013

    " Look forward to the follow up "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 12/3/2013

    " Great book .. Easy read ., Very Entertaining .. Highly Recommended J "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 11/25/2013

    " Blimey, I didn't realise he was such a larrikin. Also looking surprisingly like Neil Morrissey in old photos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Titley | 8/1/2013

    " If it wasn't true, you wouldn't believe it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Miles | 7/24/2013

    " Loved it, but then I am a sucker for the quick wit and linguistic acrobatics of Danny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mat Davies | 6/19/2013

    " Sublime book: funny, sharp, warm hearted. Cannot wait for the next instalment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Devlin | 5/9/2013

    " A great read, particularly if you can relate to the era as I could. And, you can just picture Danny Baker reading it out :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catie | 2/9/2013

    " Baker's cheery cockney schtick can get a bit oppressive over time, but taken in small doses this was a very entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aidan Naughton | 2/3/2013

    " Several laugh out loud moments including tales of Mark Bolan's shirt, a box of prog rock albums, Kevin Rowland and Queen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Wanless | 1/27/2013

    " It was pretty much what I expected even if it is only half a book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Severs | 11/30/2012

    " Absolutely brilliant, one of the best books I have read in a long time. He certainly knows how to tell a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Harrison | 11/19/2012

    " Great Part 1 with some fascination stories of how Danny Baker became Danny Baker! "

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