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Description - Halfway to Paradise by David Stafford

David and Caroline Stafford guide the reader through Billy's troubled childhood in Liverpool, via gold and silver lame, to his later years as a farming ornithologist, and his comeback cut short by his premature death. Billy Fury was a key figure on that watershed between post-war privations and sixties excess. He knew everybody, auditioned the Beatles to be his backing band, met and outhandsomed Elvis, partied with Keith Moon and hosted acid parties. Yet, throughout the mayhem, he always remained true to himself- diffident and amused. Halfway To Paradise tells the full story with the compassion and affection due to an artist who, decades after his death, still has the power to command admiration and adoration

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781785584534
ISBN-10: 1785584537
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Omnibus Press
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Stafford

David and Caroline Stafford have collaborated on scores of dramas, documentaries and comedy series for radio and TV over the years, as well as writing biographies of Randy Newman, Adam Faith and Kenny Everett. Their first book together, Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be, about the composer Lionel Bart was chosen as BBC Radio 4's Book of The Week, nominated for a Sheridan Morley Award and adapted for the BBC4 television documentary Reviewing The Situation.

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