Forever Young: The Autobiography - Jimmy YoungHodder & Stoughton, 2003, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “AFTER NEARLY THIRTY YEARS as BBC Radio 2’s top presenter and with over five million listeners, Jimmy Young said his last ‘bye for now’ at the end of 2002. It was the end of a legendary programme, although not the end for Jimmy Young. Traditionally a very private man, he finally reveals not just the truth behind his controversial departure from the BBC, but also the full story of his life. He tells of a difficult childhood, often plagued by serious illness and dogged by his parents’ unhappy marriage. He reveals that behind his huge success lie two stormy marriages and several affairs. His initial breakthrough as a singer came quickly with two consecutive Number One hits — but then disappeared almost as fast. It was to leave him penniless and in despair until in 1960 he began to turn his luck around as a radio broadcaster. With his Radio 2 programme — The ‘JY Prog’, as it was affectionately known — Jimmy Young broke the mould with his mix of music, recipes, chat and current affairs. He was the first to broadcast live from Moscow during the Cold War — and went on to present shows from political hotspots around the globe. His deceptively gentle but probing interview technique attracted every serving Prime Minister from Sir Alec Douglas Home to Tony Blair to his programme. Told in his unmistakable warm, intelligent voice, this is a fascinating, funny and candid account of a lifetime in show business and the private man behind one of Britain’s best-loved public figures.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 306 pages.