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Over the Moon: My Autobiographyby David Essex
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As anybody who grew up in the '70s will know, David Essex was a massive teen idol throughout the decade, inciting hysteria wherever he went. In recent years, he's come into all our lives again, starring in EastEnders as loveable rogue Eddie Moon in 2011, and touring the UK in 2012 with his hit musical All The Fun of The Fair.
David had a tough but happy childhood in the East End of London, the son of a docker and an Irish traveller. He started his career in music as a drummer, before becoming a singer, and his big break came in 1972, when he was cast as Jesus in the smash-hit musical Godspell. Within a year, he had the number one movie with That'll Be The Day, and had written and recorded his first number one single 'Rock On'. It was the start of Essexmania, and a hugely successful recording, touring and acting career spanning four decades.
David's autobiography has proven to be irresistible to the generation who idolised him, but beyond that, it is one of the most fantastic rags to riches, rock 'n' roll stories of our time and a classic of the genre.
As a young schoolboy, David Essex dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, and was signed up by his beloved West Ham United, but as a teenager he developed a passion for music which set him on a very different path, and ultimately led to superstardom. It wasn't, however, an easy start. Scraping a living on the edges of show business was a hard slog, and he endured many disappointments. Then aged 23, he went along to an audition for a new musical called Godspell and won the role of Jesus that was to shoot him to fame. Within a year he was starring in the smash hit film, That'll Be the Day, and had written and recorded his first number one single "Rock On." It was the start of Essex Mania, and a long journey of undreamt of adventure. From Godspell to EastEnders it's been an amazing life. And here is David's full incredible story, in his own words.
About the Author
DAVID ESSEX will be working with brilliant ghost writer Ian Gittins, who also co-wrote New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx.
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