JOHNNIE HAMP AND THE BEATLES
Johnnie Hamp was the FIRST TV Producer to recognise
the Beatles talent and potential.
He was the FIRST to secure their TV appearance
and booked them regular for Granada TV.
Another FIRST for MANCHESTER!
ALL HIS BEATLE MEMORIES ARE FOUND IN THIS GREAT BIOGRAPHY
It Beats Working For A Living
As well as
being a personal memoir Johnnie Hamp's autobiography contains a
collection of fascinating showbusiness anecdotes and some embarrassing
moments involving many of the stars he has worked with - the all time greats of
variety, the rockers, the song writers, the movie stars, the pop idols,
the 'discoveries', the comedians.
explains how it feels to be chosen as the subject for This Is Your Life,
why he still cringes when he remembers what he said to John Lennon, why
Frank Sinatra got the hump, why he gagged Bernard Manning, how he
conned Woody Allen, hustled Peter Sellers and shot Larry Hagman.
During a unique
showbusiness career which spanned six decades Johnnie
worked with most of the major British and American stars of his era, from
the first time he appeared on stage as a boy stooge to his magician father,
until he eventually rose to become Head of Light Entertainment at Granada TV.
created award winning hit series such as: The Comedians,
The Wheeltappers andShunters Social Club,The International Pop Proms,
and 'specials' with artistes like The Beatles, Woody Allen, Ella Fitzgerald,
Burt Bacharach, Count Basie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and many more
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