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Dear Mr Pop Star – Derek & Dave Philpott
One of my greatest loves is music and music from the 1960’s through to the 1980’s. During the late 1970’s I ran a few pirate radio stations and then moved onto running a hospital radio station through the 1980’s. Then onto interviewing some of my music idols from the 1970’s and 1980’s. I was in music heaven.
Just out from Unbound is Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek and Dave Philpott. A humorous book on letters written by Derek and his son Dave to pop stars and bands of the day to take umbrage at their lyrics. This is actually really funny as the stars actually write back. The letters back are really something to enjoy and some really do go into detail on their response. All done in the best possible taste of course. They saw the humour and went with it.
I would not normally review a book like this but I could not resist is unique charm from the music of the 1960’s to 90’s and the bands and pop stars read like a who’s who of their generation.
Just to name a few: Doctor and the Medics, Nick Kershaw, Deep Purple, Suzi Quatro, T’Pau, The Wurzels, Dr hook, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Tears for Fears and Paper Lace. Now I am going to be singing Billy Don’t Be a Hero all day.
A wonderful light hearted book with letters so wonderfully written as well as the responses. A book that really made me laugh and brought back some of the happiest memories. Oh to relive those years all over again. I am going to be leaving this book out on one of my coffee tables as I know some of my guests will grab this to read.
Thank you to for the review copy of Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek & Dave Philpott
Dear Mr Pop Star by Derek & Dave Philpott was published by Unbound and was published on 20th September 2018 and is available through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop.
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