by Dave Lodge

The Long RoadThe story of one man’s epic journey through life. Starting from the rural backdrop of Cumbria, as a young man he ventured South to Manchester. From an early age he was involved in Speedway at the world famous Belle Vue track, played Rugby for TocH, and competed in Marathons, Triathlons and even Quadrathons! Still competing until the age of 56 a tragic accident ended his sporting life. In 1973 a chance meeting with Tommy Bruce, the sixties rock ‘n’ roll star, started him on a path into the world of showbusiness. As manager and promoter for Tommy, Dave got to meet all the great rock ‘n’ rollers from the Sixties such as Tony Crane of the Merseybeats, Helen Shapiro, Brian Poole of the Tremelos to name a few. The world of entertainment of the day too including Norman Wisdom, Vicky Michelle and many more. This book is a warm recollection of these times, a celebration of the people behind the celebrities – never in a negative or salacious way, simply a reflection and celebration of the warmth, camaraderie and teamwork of the people he encountered whether on a Speedway track, a rugby field, a marathon or backstage.

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Pixel Tweaks Publications (17 Mar. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993467943
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.1 x 21 cm
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