Month: October 2013

Light and bitter

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1950s / Fiction

The A & R Man by Robert Hancock, with decorations by Eric Patton Hutchinson & Co Ltd, 160pp, 1958 If you’ve read John L Williams’ brilliant biography of Shirley Bassey, you’ll know that a key moment in the singer’s early career takes place in 1955 when she auditions for a London theatrical agent called Mike Sullivan. Hearing her sing in rehearsal rooms in Great Newport Street, Sullivan has what he calls in his autobiography “an […]