One Hit Wonderland

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It's 1988 and radios across the land blast out the Top Ten hit "Stutter Rap" by Morris Minor and the Majors. The man behind the fake moustache is Tony Hawks. Fast forward to the 21st century and those heady days of pop stardom are a distant memory. That is, until it is suggested that Tony is just another One Hit Wonder. Really? We'll have to see about that. For two years Tony struggles to have a hit somewhere—anywhere—in the world, changing acts and styles with a bewildering lack of integrity. From Nashville to ...

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Overview

It's 1988 and radios across the land blast out the Top Ten hit "Stutter Rap" by Morris Minor and the Majors. The man behind the fake moustache is Tony Hawks. Fast forward to the 21st century and those heady days of pop stardom are a distant memory. That is, until it is suggested that Tony is just another One Hit Wonder. Really? We'll have to see about that. For two years Tony struggles to have a hit somewhere—anywhere—in the world, changing acts and styles with a bewildering lack of integrity. From Nashville to Amsterdam, from Eastern Europe to Africa, he travels the globe in search of that elusive hit. But it's only after a chance encounter with actor Norman Wisdom that things get really strange. Is it really possible that together they could storm the Albanian charts? In One Hit Wonderland anything can happen.

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Editorial Reviews

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It's the best kind of travel memoir: alternately informative and hilarious."  —Booklist

"Extremely entertaining."  —The Observer

"A lively, comical read from the master of absurd situations, with plenty of fair comment on the world of music."  —Front Magazine

"A wonderful shaggy dog story—all the more wonderful for it actually having happened."  —Daily Telegraph

"A smashing book."  —Norman Wisdom

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It's the best kind of travel memoir: alternately informative and hilarious.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780091882105
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Hawks is the author of A Piano in the Pyrenees; Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for Non-Fiction; and Round Ireland with a Fridge.

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