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Summary

A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

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.

©2020 Annie Nightingale (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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"A joy to read." (Guardian)
 

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"What a story! I adored it." (Lauren Laverne)

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Annie Nightingale sounds like a drunken aunt who is reading with the wrong glasses on.

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Like an old friend

Only Annie herself could have narrated her wonderful professional memoir (nor a lot of her personal life here, but I respect that).
She recommends to hopeful aspiring DJs and presenters to speak to each listener as an individual. And that is what she does here- speaks to you as if you are together in your front room sharing a cup of tea or a gin and tonic. Priceless. Thank you Annie, I have listened to your shows from the beginning. You are an old friend.