|Bushell On The Rampage: The Autobiography of Garry Bushell
Brief Description: Most people will have heard of Garry Bushell; rock writer, controversial columnist, TV critic, author, singer and friend to the stars, but very few know much about the private man behind his outspoken public image.
This book provides a fascinating insight into the life of someone who is equally at home in the company of dockers and villains as rock idols and soap stars; but it is also an honest and moving account of the personal tragedy and pain that has made Garry who he is.
Perhaps best known for his award-winning column Bushell on the Box, during his long and colourful career Garry has been hailed as ‘the Godfather of Oi’, toured America with his punk band, appeared on more than 2,000 television shows, penned two novels and even appeared in a gangster film. He has dated glamour girls, been fed heroin by Hanoi Rocks, and befriended Benny Hill and Barbara Windsor; he has been investigated by M15, stalked by an obsessive fan, had knives thrown at him by Freddie Starr and had his eye-brows shaved off by Ozzy Osbourne. He has also fathered five children and found lasting happiness with new country singer Leah McCaffrey.
Garry’s autobiography packs in all the highs and lows that have shaped his life to date. It is full of anecdotes and humour, and also provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the world of print and television media – you simply won’t be able to put it down.
About the Author:
Garry Bushell was born and raised in south east London. The son of a fireman and a bank secretary, Garry was a left-wing teenage rebel who grew up to be a controversial critic, pundit and broadcaster.
He started his career with the Socialist Worker and went on to work as a rock writer interviewing the likes of The Clash, The Jam, Iron Maiden and Blondie. Garry was the first to write about U2, The Specials, Twister Sister and many more. He managed the Cockney Rejects and formed his own band The Gonads who have now been playing for over 30 years.
When he left the rock press, Garry went on to make a name for himself on Fleet Street. His award-winning TV column Bushell on the Box has been running for 23 years and has been published in The Sun, The Daily Star, The People and The Daily Star Sunday. His successful TV programme of the same name reached the number one spot on ITV’s Night Network for two seasons. Garry’s many appearances on prime time television shows including Noel’s House Party and An Audience with Freddie Starr have made him a household name.
Garry has five children and is happily married to second wife new country singer Leah McCaffrey.
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