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The Resource Windswept & interesting : my autobiography, Billy Connolly

Windswept & interesting : my autobiography, Billy Connolly

Label
Windswept & interesting : my autobiography
Title
Windswept & interesting
Title remainder
my autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Billy Connolly
Title variation
Windswept and interesting
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and a survivor of appalling abuse at the hands of his own family, Billy's life is a remarkable story of success against all the odds. Billy found his escape first as an apprentice welder in the shipyards of the River Clyde. Later he became a folk musician - a 'rambling man' - with a genuine talent for playing the banjo. But it was his ability to spin stories, tell jokes and hold an audience in the palm of his hand that truly set him apart. As a young comedian Billy broke all the rules. He was fearless and outspoken - willing to call out hypocrisy wherever he saw it. But his stand-up was full of warmth, humility and silliness too. His startling, hairy 'glam-rock' stage appearance - wearing leotards, scissor suits and banana boots - only added to his appeal. It was an appearance on Michael Parkinson's chat show in 1975 - and one outrageous story in particular - that catapulted Billy from cult hero to national star. TV shows, documentaries, international fame and award-winning Hollywood movies followed. Billy's pitch-perfect stand-up comedy kept coming too - for over 50 years, in fact - until a double diagnosis of cancer and Parkinson's Disease brought his remarkable live performances to an end
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VMVL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connolly, Billy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Connolly, Billy
  • Comedians
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
Windswept & interesting : my autobiography, Billy Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069469384
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
389 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529318265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1241246991
Label
Windswept & interesting : my autobiography, Billy Connolly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069469384
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
389 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529318265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1241246991

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