Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Life in Music by 'A Namedropper'

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Life in Music by 'A Namedropper'

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Byline: NOSTALGIA DAVE MORTON recalls the people and places of the North East EMAIL: TELEPHONE: 0191 2016437 WRITE TO: Dave Morton, Nostalgia Editor, ncjMedia, Eldon Court, Percy Street, Newcastle, NE1 7JB. @DaveSMorton Newcastle Chronicle - History Photosales - 0191 201 6000

HRIS Phipps is a man who knows the music and entertainment business inside out.

CBirmingham-born broadcaster, Chris, has worked in radio, TV, and film for five decades and has strong links to the North East.

In 1982, he was recruited for Channel 4's hit new music show The Tube which was produced here in Newcastle.

And last year, Chris authored Forget Carter, the definitive story of the North East on screen.

Now, he has published an unorthodox autobiography told through 50 years of the music and entertainment business.

Appropriately named Namedroppers, it tells of Chris's encounters and working relationships with a host of global superstars and is crammed with previously unpublished photographs.

He says today: "I've worked with an extraordinary roll call of famous names, but I also wanted to give the reader a glimpse behind the camera and microphone - the buzz, the chaos and the fragility of fame.

"Importantly, it's also a homage to my local broadcasting roots - you only get to film Tina Turner in front of thousands when you've recorded a stand-up Black Country comedian in Tipton!" Written from the perspective of an insider's working encounters and packed with great pictures, this compelling and entertaining compendium of anecdotes, is a recommended for anyone who appreciates the sounds and sights of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Fascinating encounters and working relationships with over 50 global superstars - from Madonna to Miles Davis, David Bowie, Little Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, Bryan Ferry, Malcolm Maclaren, Sting, Elton John, Jane Fonda and many more, are described with wry humour. …

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