David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

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Music Journalist, David Hepworth will Discuss and Sign his Book, Nothing is Real, The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements About Pop

Wednesday 14 November 2018
7:30 pm

‘In the course of our forty-five year love affair with the Beatles, something important was lost. Their craft became obscured by their artistry, their artistry disappeared into their significance and their significance was eventually folded inside their legend. The result is that they are underrated for the work they did and overrated, if anything, for what it all meant.’

From the legacy of the Beatles to the dramatic decline of the record shop, from top tips for bands starting out to the bewildering nomenclature of musical genres, David Hepworth explores the highways and byways of this vast multiverse where Nothing Is Real and yet it is, emphatically and intrinsically so. Along the way he asks some essential questions about music and about life: is it all about the drummer; are band managers misunderstood; and is it appropriate to play ‘Angels’ at funerals? As Pope John Paul II said, ‘of all the unimportant things, football is the most important’. David Hepworth believes the same to be true of music and this selection of his best writing, covering the music of last fifty years, shows you why.

David Hepworth has been writing, broadcasting and speaking about music and media since the seventies. He was involved in the launch and editing of magazines including Smash Hits, Q, Mojo and The Word. He was one of the presenters of the BBC rock music programme The Old Grey Whistle Test and one of the anchors of the corporation’s coverage of Live Aid in 1985. He has won the Editor of the Year and Writer of the Year awards from the Professional Publishers Association and the Mark Boxer award from the British Society of Magazine Editors.

Tickets are £6, which are deductible from the cost of the hardback book (£14.99) if purchased on the evening.  To book tickets, please ring the shop on 01462 684631 or call in to the shop.

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

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01462 475924

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info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

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David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

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Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

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Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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