Politician turned award-winning author Alan Johnson talks about his lifelong passion for music. His latest entertaining memoir explores the musical soundtrack to his life, from listening to Bing Crosby on the radio as a small child living in condemned housing in London in the 1950s, to singers such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen – not to forget his beloved Beatles.
“I may not have made an impact on the music scene, but it has none the less had an enormous impact on me,’ says Johnson. “This memoir traces the 25 years in which I believed I might be able to fulfil my dream of making my living by playing music or writing songs.”
After leaving school aged 15 and failing to become a rock star, Alan Johnson worked as a postman and rose to become the Union of Post Office Workers’ youngest ever General Secretary in 1992. MP for Hull West and Hessle through five general elections from 1997 to 2017, he held several positions in the Blair and Brown governments, including Home Secretary. He is the author of three award-winning memoirs, This Boy, Please Mister Postman and The Long and Winding Road.
The event will include a live performance of Beatles songs by musician Tom George: https://tomgeorgearts.wordpress.com/
This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to make it accessible for audiences who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.
Sponsored by: Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe
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