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.
©2012 Danny Baker (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
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Hilarious...Couldn't put it down, laughed all the way through, the only disappointment was when it finished.
"An absloute joy!"
This book is simply wonderful, an absolute joy.
Danny (as you'd expect) reads it perfectly and listening to this 10 hours - which goes by far too quickly - reminds me why he is considered the best radio broadcaster in the country.
My only criticism of it is that I now have to wait for volume two!
I really enjoyed hearing this insight in to his life and Bermondsey in the 70s
Danny voicing his own story is great. And for a man of a certain age as I am, remembering all the music and cultural events along with Danny was a pure joy.
loved it. Danny Baker's life is crazy and his reading of it is very funny.
"Really Enjoyable Listening"
Loved this book from start to finish and Danny Bakers narration was a treat. More please!
"Funny and well paced"
I must admit to liking Danny Baker on the radio, this book is well read and very funny in places. His irreverent outlook on life is a joy. He has no pretentious airs despite being in and around those I considered superstars when I was growing up.
Well paced and entertaining
"This book is a joy to listen to 👍😀👍"
This book is a joy to listen to 👍😀👍
Looking forward to his next .
The TV series was pretty good but books and now for me audio books are always So much better! 😀
"Absolutely love this."
Why can't he put going off alarming in Audi format?!? It would swell so well in my opinion
a wonderful evocation of life growing up in 70s East London to birth of Danny Bakers fame in the early 80s. I loved every minute of this book. Fantastically funny, warm, and humbling. highly recommended.
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