David Bowie - I was there (Author Neil Cossar)
This book is full of stories by David Bowie fans from their personal memories of seeing the great man in concert over those fantastic years that he was alive. I was asked by Neil to provide a couple of stories from the many gigs I had attended. I have two stories in the book, one from my first Bowie gig at The Hardrock in Manchester in December 1972, the second from his last ever Manchester gig at The MEN Arena in November 2003.
There are over 350 stories in the book, with many from people that knew Bowie on a personal level plus several from people that just met him by chance. The book is a must have for any Bowie fan.
The Who - I was there (Author Richard Haughton)
This book is full of stories by fans of The Who from their personal memories of seeing one of the greatest rock bands ever. I was asked by Richard to provide a story from the gig at Wembley in August 1979. There are over 400 stories in the book, which is a must have for any Who fan.
Bill Burrows was in the process of writing the official autobiography of former World Snooker Champion Alex 'The Hurricane' Higgins when, as at least one author before him, fell foul of the Irishman's temper the outcome being that he was left with the prospect of wasting all the work he had done to that point or carrying on and changing tact slightly.
Having put out a call for people to contact him regarding their personal experience of Higgins I spoke to Bill about the time I met him on a 'pitch & putt' golf course in Stockport. The story is included alongside many more.