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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407026404
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

One Hit Wonderland

Hawks' unique assault on the world of music - now in paperback

Rewind to 1988. Britain is in the grip of a phenomenon. Radios across the land blast out a new sound. The song is 'Stutter Rap'. The group - Morris Minor and the Majors. The man behind it - Tony Hawks. Fast forward to the 21st century and Tony has left those heady music biz days behind. That cherished appearance on Top Of The Pops is but a distant memory. These days music is just a hobby. That is until it is suggested that Tony is a One Hit Wonder. That he will never have a hit again. Ever. Really? Well we'll see about that-
Over the next two years Tony battles against all the odds to have a hit, somewhere - anywhere - in the world. He changes act and styles with a bewildering lack of integrity. He travels to Nashville, the song-writing capital of the universe; to Amsterdam for that elusive novelty Euro anthem and even to Africa in search of the perfect melody. In his quest for pop immortality Tony leaves no stone unturned. But it's only after a chance encounter with Norman Wisdom that things get really strange. Is it really possible that together they could crash the charts in Albania? A midst all the uncertainty only one thing is clear - in One Hit Wonderland anything is possible-

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407026404
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

Tony Hawks

Tony Hawks lives in London. He leads a diverse life and has various 'jobs', such as performing stand up comedy, appearing as a panellist on TV and radio (Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), acting, writing, playing tennis, and making music.

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Praise for One Hit Wonderland


Hot Stars

“A smashing book”

Norman Wisdom

“Great fun”

Daily Express

“A wonderful shaggy dog story-all the more wonderful for it actually having happened”

Daily Telegraph

“A lively, comical read from the master of absurd situations, with plenty of fair comment on the world of music”

Front Magazine

“Extremely entertaining”


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