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Dates and times
Friday 27 March 2020
7:45PM - 8:45PM
Shy and introverted, a young Pete Paphides stopped speaking from age 4 to 7, and found refuge instead in the bittersweet embrace of pop songs, thanks to Top of the Pops and Dial-A-Disc. From Brotherhood of Man to UB40, from ABBA to The Police, music provided the safety net he needed to protect him from the tensions of his home life. It also helped him cope with school, friendships and phobias such as visits to the barber, standing near tall buildings and Rod Hull and Emu. This is a heart-breaking but also very humorous childhood memoir from a legendary rock journalist.
Pete will be joined on stage by Stevie Jackson from Belle and Sebastian who'll be playing a couple of songs mentioned in the book.