Hey Hi Hello

£10.99

Annie Nightingale has been a fixture on the pop culture radar for five decades on radio, TV and as a live DJ and tastemaker. Like John Peel she has shaped the taste of a nation, though her taste is perhaps more mainstream. She was there at the heart of the early 70s rock boom and was still at the heart of the culture when acid house hit in the late 80s. In fact she was one of the first DJs to bring repetitive beats into the BBC, at a time when it was a deeply subversive thing. This book tells her story through 50 encounters and experiences across a career which spans 1970-2020 and ties-in with celebrations at the BBC to mark her extraordinary career.

ISBN: 9781474616690 Author: Nightingale, Anne Publisher: White Rabbit Publication Date: 2nd September 2021 Imprint: White Rabbit Cover: Paperback Dewey: 791.44092 (edition:23) Pages: 288 Language: English Readership: College - higher education / Code: F Category: Subject:

A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘A joy to read’ Guardian

‘I loved this book’ Irvine Welsh
‘What a story! I adored it’ Lauren Laverne

As a DJ and broadcaster on radio, tv and the live music scene, Annie has been an invigorating and necessarily disruptive force. She walked in the door at Radio One in 1970 as its first female broadcaster. Fifty years later she continues to be a DJ and tastemaker who commands the respect of artists, listeners and peers across the world.

Hey Hi Hello tells the story of those early days at Radio One, the Ground Zero moment of punk and the arrival of acid house and the Second Summer of Love in the late 80s. Funny, warm and candid to a fault, including encounters with Bob Marley, Marc Bolan, The Beatles and interviews with Little Simz and Billie Eilish, this is a portrait of an artist without whom the past fifty years of British culture would have looked very different indeed.

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