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Signed by Jess Conrad
Jess Conrad is a name that will be instantly recognisable to anyone familiar with 1960s pop culture. Emerging from the decade as one of Britain’s most versatile stars, Jess has sung on hit records, starred in cult movies, headlined stage shows… and hasn’t stopped ever since!
In this fascinating autobiography we are given unparalleled access to Jess’s entire life story, from his childhood in London during the Blitz to his time as a Teddy Boy on the wrong side of the tracks, from being discovered by legendary music producer Jack Good to his work with peers such as Billy Fury and Cliff Richard, from starring in dozens of movies to wowing live theatre audiences all over the world… and so much more.
Even in his eighties, Jess Conrad OBE remains one of the entertainment world’s most sought-after figures, recently starring in ITV’s hit reality series Last Laugh in Vegas, featuring on the BBC’s much-loved quiz show Pointless and playing Batman actor Adam West in a critically-acclaimed biopic. As he has done throughout his life, Jess continues to raise funds for numerous good causes and was even voted ‘King Rat’ – the head of charitable showbiz institution The Grand Order of Water Rats, an organisation that has counted Laurel & Hardy, Bob Hope and
Charlie Chaplin amongst its members.
With anecdotes that will have you crying out with laughter and amazing revelations about some of the world’s biggest stars that will surely leave you open-mouthed, From Blitz to Glitz is one of the year’s must-read biographies. Co-written with TV producer and long-time friend Simon Withington, this is one book that you won’t be able to put down.