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Hello, Darlings! The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett by James Hogg, Robert Sellers
  

Hello, Darlings! The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett

Biography / Autobiography   

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Fully endorsed by Kenny Everett’s family, a full and frank look at the short life of this mecurial figure. The book contains interviews with Everett’s sister, Kate as well as his former wife, Lee, with many former friends and colleagues such as Paul Gambaccini and Barry Cryer contributing. Everett was unique, a huge influence to a swathe of today’s DJ’s and comedians, a much missed figure revealed in depth.

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Synopsis

Hello, Darlings! The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett by James Hogg, Robert Sellers

Spontaneous, hilarious, irrepresible and, of course, trailblazing - Kenny Everett was revolutionary in television and radio comedy. Chris Evans, Chris Moyles, Rob Brydon and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny as a huge influence on their work - even the great Spike Milligan called him a genius. It was Kenny who developed the radio show format with which we are so familiar today: a mix of music, jingles, funny voices and sound effects. When he seamlessly made the move to television in the seventies, he created unforgettable characters such as Sid Snot, Cupid Stunt and Marcel Wave. Rarely seen without a smile on his face in public, in reality, Kenny was a deeply insecure man who suffered severe bouts of depression. He also struggled with his sexuality, only coming out to the public in 1985. Diagnosed with HIV in 1987, Kenny died in 1995. This in-depth and affectionate biography has been fully authorised by Kenny's family and contains original interviews with Kenny's sister, Kate and with his former wife, Lee, as well as entertainment figures such as Barry Cryer, Cliff Richard, Chris Tarrant and Paul Gambaccini. Packed with fabulous stories about the highs and lows of Kenny's life, his great friendships with The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, this is a book that any fan of comedy and entertainment must read.

About the Author

Having researched comedy since his mid-teens, James Hogg started writing in 2005. His first book, the biography of James Robertson Justice, What's the Bleeding Time, Sir? was published in 2008. He also collaborated with Robert Sellers on Little Ern! The Authorised Biography of Ernie Wise. After an eight-year stint at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, James now devotes his time purely to writing and researching.

Robert Sellers is the author of more than ten books on popular culture, including the bestselling Hellraisers series, as well as the definitive book on the genesis of the Bond franchise, The Battle for Bond and the true history of Handmade Films, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. His latest book is the authorised biography of Oliver Reed.

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Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

James Hogg, Robert Sellers

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Publisher

Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Biography: arts & entertainment
Television
Radio

ISBN

9780593072110

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