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Mr Good Times

Mr Good Times

Good Times is the enthralling story of a black kid growing up in a (largely white) working class world; of vivid, often violent experiences on the football terraces; of the emerging club scene growing out of a melting pot of styles, looks and influences; of how Jay, with his contemporaries, took the music of Black America, gave it a distinctly London twist, and used the marriage of styles to forge hugely successful career as a trailblazing DJ and broadcaster, becoming an inspiration to a whole generation of dance music fans, black and white, without ever compromising his integrity or credibility.

Along the eventful way are tales of adventures up and down the country following Spurs; of Northern Soul nights, warehouse parties, and illegal raves; of sound systems, the good and bad times of the Notting Hill carnival, the heady days of pirate radio, Rare Groove and the burgeoning British dance music scene; of how Jay became a central, formative figure within this colourful and vibrant milieu as it evolved from a tight-knit underground community to the global, hugely successful industry it is today.

With major themes of race, class, ambition, and glamorous success, set against the backdrop of a great social change, Good Times is the story of a man who has lived his life on his own terms, helping to define a new British culture.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment / Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 3rd October 2019

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9780349700656