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Still Whispering After All These Years

My Autobiography

Extent: 288pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 04/08/2016

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781782436454

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir

About the Book

The gripping autobiography of broadcasting legend 'Whispering' Bob Harris.

Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris first became a household name in the 1970s as the face of live music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test, and his infectious enthusiasm and ability to discover new musicians has seen him become a national treasure. Today his velvety voice can still be heard on Radio 2's Bob Harris Sunday and Bob Harris Country.

Bob tells his story of over 40 years of broadcasting, from the young, passionate music fan who moved to London determined to make music his life, to being presented with an OBE for his services to music broadcasting.

Much like his musical heroes, Bob's personal life also had a somewhat rock 'n' roll vibe: he has been married three times, gone bankrupt, fought cancer, weathered a very public spat with a fellow DJ and has had to revamp his career four times.

Bob also reveals all about working with the big names of rock, including the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.

Featuring a 16-page full-colour plate section and foreword by Robert Plant, this is a frank, vibrant and inspiring tale of one of the most influential names on the radio and reveals the story of the man behind the voice.

About the Author

Known affectionately as Whispering Bob due to his softly spoken voice, Bob Harris has worked in broadcasting since the 1970s, when he was the face of the live music show Old Grey Whistle Test. He co-founded Time Out magazine, has written books, newspaper articles and magazine columns, produced records and worked with some of the biggest names in music.


  • 'This is a story that hooks you from the start, told with the warmth and honesty that we have come to expect from Harris' programmes. It's a journey you are glad to have been a part of, if only as a listener or reader
  • extremely open, detailed and informative.', Jim Stewart, Beat Magazine
  • 'Witty and revealing', Daily Telegraph