The famous journalist, radio and TV presenter and all-round world and popular music expert takes you on a highly entertaining journey though his eventful life.
‘The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man’ Stephen Fry
‘A national treasure and born again hero’ Daily Telegraph
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Andy’s one-man show has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals – including a sold-out appearance at Hay on Wye – and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK. Fascinating and often hilarious, his two hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries.
Among many other things, Andy:
– has visited 97 of the world’s 194 countries.
– owns an LP and CD collection weighing seven tons.
– was an eyewitness to the Rwandan genocide and reported it for the Today programme.
– worked for the Rolling Stones in 1982.
– was a BBC Radio 1 DJ for fifteen years – without ever having any ambition to become one.
– was supported by an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons when he was dropped by Radio 1 in 2000.
– is a regular reporter on BBC1 television’s The One Show
– has won more Sony Radio Awards than any other broadcaster.
– went on a blind date with a then unknown Courtney Love – to see Motorhead.
– was, implausibly, photographed for Vogue by David Bailey.
– once had to rescue Mike Tyson.
– secured the first ever British television interview with Bob Dylan – by giving Bob a jar of jam.
– tracked down and unmasked, 32 years after the event, the man who – infamously – shouted ‘Judas!’ at Bob Dylan in 1966.
– has been propositioned by Frankie Howerd and Little Richard.