Join us for an evening in conversation with multi-award-winning broadcaster and accomplished author Mark Radcliffe as he talks about his latest book, Crossroads.
Standing at the crossroads – the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil’s infamous meeting – Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal crunch point. Aged sixty, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be handed a diagnosis of mouth and throat cancer.
This momentous time in his life, and being at the most famous junction in music history, led Radcliffe to think about the pivotal tracks in music and how the musicians who wrote and performed them – from Woodie Guthrie to Gloria Gaynor, Kurt Cobain to Bob Marley – had reached the crossroads that led to such epoch-changing music.
Radcliffe takes a personal journey through these touchstone tracks, looking at the story behind the records and his own experiences as he goes in search of these moments.
‘Mark Radcliffe is like our shared friend. We feel we know him from being our late night, early morning or afternoon companion for many years. His voice is always a comfort and his music knowledge rivals that of anyone I know. His writing is like his broadcasting – light and funny when needed but it is beautifully emotional like the man himself. Long may Mark and his stories be part of our lives’
Mark will be in conversation with CEO of Modern Sky for UK and North America and MD of the global festival brand Sound City, David Pitchilingi.
Copies of the book will be available to buy on the evening and the event will be followed by a book signing.