As lead singer and extraordinary frontman of SLADE, Noddy Holder was one of the most successful musicians of the '70s and '80s. The epitome of the Glam Rock look and lifestyle, they released anthem after anthem as they mixed pure pop madness with football chant choruses. Seemingly on a mission to corrupt the spelling of a generation, the hits are songs we still hold dear today: MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW, LOOK WOT YOU DUN, CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE. . . In a short few years they had 12 top five hits, 6 of them making #1 spot. Their albums also topped the charts and their huge Christmas anthem MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY has entered the top twenty over 7 times. In the '80s Slade made a brilliant revival with even more hits, especially RUN RUN AWAY and the classic MY OH MY. Today Noddy is as loved by the British public as he has ever been and in this hilarious autobiography he will tell us his complete life story, from growing up in the Midlands, to performing in the working men's clubs. The information of their first group, The N'Betweens and the mutation into an unlikely skinhead group, Ambrose Slade. And then, of course, Glam Rock and all the excesses of lifestyle that accompanied the outrageous clothes, not to mention guitarist Dave Hill's incredible hair style.
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The extraordinary life of one of our best love rock stars - straight from the horse's mouth.From the Back Cover:
'Cum on feel the proze' The Mirror
As the flamboyant lead singer of Slade, Noddy Holder was one of Britain's best loved rock stars in the 1970s, always easily recognisable by his electrifying singing voice, his thick Midlands accent - and his shiny mirrored hat. In Who's Crazee Now? he tells his fascinating life story for the first time.
Famous for rocking a generation of parties with Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Cum On Feel The Noize and, of course, Merry Xmas Everybody, Slade challenged the likes of Gary Glitter, Elton John and Sweet for the biggest hits and most garish outfits of the glam 1970s.
Success in America in the 1980s brought some of their biggest ever hits and tours with Aerosmith, Santana and Sly and the Family Stone.
But after two decades in the limelight Noddy left Slade to enter TV and radio, and in 1999 he was awarded an MBE in the Millenium Honours list. Audiences now recognise Noddy as the affable Mr Holder in the TV series The Grimleys. Noddy plays a music teacher who was once in a band - but they never made the big time. Just imagine if they had, what a story it would be!
'Raucous, riotous...compelling' Uncut
'Excellent' The Sun
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