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    DescriptionIt's 1988 and radios across the land blast out the Top Ten hit 'Stutter Rap' by Morris Minor and the Majors. The man behind the fake moustache is Tony Hawks. Fast forward to the 21st century and those heady days of pop stardom are a distant memory. That is, until it is suggested that Tony is just another One Hit Wonder. Really? We'll have to see about that ...For two years Tony struggles to have a hit somewhere, anywhere, in the world, changing acts and styles with a bewildering lack of integrity. From Nashville to Amsterdam, from Eastern Europe to Africa, he travels the globe in search of that elusive hit. But it's only after a chance encounter with Norman Wisdom that things get really strange. Is it really possible that together they could storm the Albanian charts? In One Hit Wonderland anything can happen ...


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    Title
    One Hit Wonderland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Hawks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 199 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091882105
    ISBN 10: 0091882109
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC21: 782.42166092
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Abridged Dewey: 921
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, MUS029000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: ML420
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    LC classification: ML420.H243 A3 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: WHX, WTL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A smashing book."" --Norman Wisdom"
    Review text
    In 1988 comedian and musician Tony Hawks had a Top Five hit (in the guise of Morris Minor and the Majors) with the novelty song Stutter Rap. Since then he has found fame (of sorts) as a panellist on TV and radio (Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and so on). But the heady days of pop success, the appearances - well, okay then, appearance - on Top Of The Pops are now but a distant memory. When someone has the temerity to suggest that Tony is (shock horror) a mere One Hit Wonder, he takes the remark to heart and sets off in search of that all important Second Hit that has so far eluded him. Here Tony chronicles his quest, as he battles to have a hit somewhere - anywhere - in the world. He changes acts and styles with a shameless lack of integrity. He travels to Nashville to 'go country'; to Amsterdam, pop capital of Europe (dressed as a pixie); to Romania, where he teams up with a beauty queen; to Africa, hoping some of the natives' good melodic sense will rub off on him. But it is a chance encounter with Norman 'Big in Albania' Wisdom that offers the brightest glimmer of hope. Will they take the Albanian charts by storm, or is Tony Hawks condemned to a life of musical obscurity, forever a pop has-been? You can find out by reading these self-consciously surreal-but-true adventures, which are even funnier than Playing the Moldovans At Tennis, his previous literary effort - though that may not be saying much. (Kirkus UK)