TOWN FESTIVAL: Writers evening DAVID HEPWORTH 'Hope I Get Old Before I Die'

Saturday 12th October 2024


Taking place at The Book Corner.
As part of Town Festival, a day of conversastions curated by The Book Corner.
Tickets £7 full/members £5. Buy from the bar & See Tickets from 22nd April.
From the author of Abbey Road comes the story of how enduring rock icons like Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen and many more have remained in the ever-changing music game. The big names of the 60s and 70s exploited the age of spectacle that Live Aid had ushered in to enjoy the longest lap of honour in the history of humanity, continuing to go strong long after everyone else had retired.
This is a story without precedent, a story in which Elton John plays a royal funeral, Mick Jagger gets a knighthood, Bob Dylan picks up the Nobel Prize, the Beatles become, if anything, bigger than the Beatles and its beginning to look as though all of the above will, thanks to the march of technology, be playing Las Vegas for ever.
David Hepworth is a British author, journalist, broadcaster, editor and company director. As Editorial Director of EMAP Consumer Magazines in the 80s and 90s he edited or founded some of the UKs most influential magazines, from Smash Hits to Q, Empire and Heat. He has written for The Guardian, the Times, the Observer, Daily Telegraph, Marie Claire, GQ and the New Statesman among many others. His broadcasting experience encompasses factual programmes for Radio Four, essays on Radio Three and, if you want to get historical, a period
as one of the presenters of BBC-2 Whistle Test; during which time he was one of the anchors of the Corporations coverage of Live Aid.