One for the Christmas list 

13 November 2020 tbs.pm/72063

Across the Waves: From Radio Caroline to Classic FM cover

Not a recommendation, per se, because I’ve only just ordered it. But I can’t imagine it being anything less than a fascinating read.

Across the Waves: From Radio Caroline to Classic FM by Nick Bailey, with an introduction by Paul Gambaccini and 140 personal photographs.

From the blurb: “From his time on pirate radio in the Swinging Sixties to being the voice that launched Classic FM, Nick Bailey’s career spans fifty years of broadcasting. This candid memoir takes us from Nick’s early childhood in post-war London to the glorious sunshine of Sydney and onwards, as he pursues his ambitions in radio, indulges his passion for travel and looks for love. In locations as diverse as the pitching waves of the Irish Sea, Cold War Berlin, the sweltering Australian outback and the last days of colonial Hong Kong, Nick brushes shoulders with the likes of the Duke of Edinburgh, Twiggy, Peter Ustinov, Olivia Newton-John, the Bee Gees, Henry Ford II, Ludovico Einaudi, the King of Tonga and Iggy Pop.”

Available now from YPD Books for £17.50 plus p&p.

 

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