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Book Title: Darker Than The Deepest Sea|
The author of the book: Trevor Dann
ISBN 13: 9780749951337
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 748 KB
Edition: Piatkus Books
Date of issue: January 1st 2007
Read full description of the books:The Search for Nick Drake. Using many newly discovered documents and all-new interviews with the singer's friends and associates, Trevor Dann's book reveals more detail on Nick Drake's life than ever previously published, from his early years in Tanworth-in-Arden and Cambridge, to the missed opportunities and mismanagement that defined his recording career, to the remarkable 'Drake cult' that has grown since the singer's death at age 26. An unflinching portrait of a reclusive and gifted artist, 'Darker Then the Deepest Sea' is essential reading for any serious music fan. Now in paperback.
Read information about the authorTrevor Dann is a British writer and broadcaster who has been associated with some of the most influential UK radio and television pop music programmes and events of the last 30 years.
Dann was educated at Nottingham High School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Dann’s radio career began at BBC Radio Nottingham in 1974. He was a producer at BBC Radio 1 from 1979 to 1983, working principally with Noel Edmonds, Tommy Vance, Dave Lee Travis and John Peel as well as developing the 25 Years of Rock series, which later transferred to TV as The Rock 'n' Roll Years.
In the 1980s he was a producer on BBC2’s Old Grey Whistle Test for four years and presented his own weekly show for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. In 1988 he was the founding programme director of GLR, the station which launched the radio careers of Chris Evans, Chris Morris and Danny Baker among others.
After a spell as an independent producer with his own company Confederate Broadcasting, Dann became Head of Radio 1 Production with responsibility for the revamping the network’s music policy in 1995. The Daily Star dubbed him 'Dann Dann the Hatchetman'. He became involved in a dispute with Status Quo after effectively banning their music from the station in a bid to improve its "youth" credentials. In 1996 he was appointed Head Of BBC Music Entertainment running all the BBC’s pop music production including Radio 1, Radio 2, Top of the Pops, Later and Glastonbury.
He left the BBC in 2000 to join EMAP as MD of Pop where he launched the Smash Hits Radio Show and the Smash Hits TV channel and was executive producer of the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party for Channel 4. Between 2002 and 2004 he presented BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's breakfast show.
He was appointed director of the UK Radio Academy in September 2006. His first book, a biography of Nick Drake called Darker Than The Deepest Sea, was published in the UK in February 2006 by Portrait and in the USA by daCapo. He has written for The Times, The Guardian and The Independent as well as Word Magazine, Q magazine, Mojo and The Evening Standard.
He won a BAFTA for his work on Live Aid and has several Sony Radio Awards for production and presentation. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Radio Academy.
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