That Close

That Close

By: Suggs (author)Paperback

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The amazing life of Madness frontman and national treasure, Suggs Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Written with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade. Along the way he tells you what it's like to grow up in sixties Soho, go globetrotting with your best mates, to make a dead pigeon fly and cause an earthquake in Finsbury Park.

About Author

Suggs is a singer, songwriter, DJ, actor and TV presenter. He is perhaps best known as lead singer with Madness, who have had 24 top-twenty hits and continue to tour. Suggs lives in Camden, London.


Introduction. Cavendish Mansions. Soho. The Wales. The Who, Camden, Clothes and Punk. Naughty Boys. Butcher Boy. Charlton Away. Parmesan Wheels. Sultan, the Flying Dead Pigeon. In Camden Town. New Year's Eve. The Glamour Boys. Hope and Anchor. Swanky Days! Four Wheels. Let's Go! More Crap Jobs. Making Music. Arlington House - One Better Day. This are Top of the Pops! Stop Messing About. Turning Japanese. Liquidator Studios. Hollywood. Rediffusion. Things that Go Bang in the Night. Celery. Ska. Radio-Rental. Liverpool Away. Madstock. Athens. Basso Salento. The Barbie Bike. The Back of Clive's Head. Me and My Girls. The Liberty of Norton Folgate. Up on the Roof. Closing Ceremony. Television Centre. Index. Acknowledgements.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857389558
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780857389558
  • weight: 330
  • ISBN10: 0857389556

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