Some people are born great. Some people achieve greatness. And some people go in with a bullet at number three, enjoy a token appearance on Top of the Pops and then never trouble the forty' again. The One and Only is a celebration of such one hit wonders: the brilliant and the bizarre, the sublime and the ridiculous, the good, the bad and the Chesney Hawkes. It is an affectionate trawl through the forgotten corners of our pop music past, a book to make you laugh, groan, and dust down your seven inch singles. It is also a book about the stories behind the stars, their heady journey from obscurity to fame to obscurity again. Packed with information, interviews with the one hit heroes and snippets of lyrics from those songs everyone loves to hate, The One and Only is the perfect book about this very special element of pop culture.
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...attention to amusing minutiae makes it a dream for pub pedants, trivia buffs and amateur psychoanalysts. -- The Guardian, November 5, 2004About the Author:
Tom Bromley is the author of two music-related novels, Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Pan Macmillan, 2002 -- 'Appealingly funny' The Big Issue) and Half A World Away (Pan Macmillan, September 2003 -- 'A comic gem with a serious undertow' Jonathan Coe). His short stories have been included in, among others, NeonLit: The Time Out Book of New Writing (Quartet, 2000 -- 'A bittersweet gem' The Times) and The Agony and The Ecstasy: New Writing for the World Cup (Sceptre, 1998). He is also an editor at Time Warner Books.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140515453
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