The Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie

The Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie

Title: The Tenement Kid

Author: Bobby Gillespie

Release date: 07/2022

Published by: White Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781474622080

Born into a working-class Glaswegian family in the summer of 1961, the story begins in the district of Springburn, soon to be evacuated in Edward Heath’s brutal slum clearances. Leaving school at 16 and going to work as a printers’ apprentice, Bobby’s rock n roll epiphany arrives like a bolt of lightning shining from Phil Lynott’s mirrored pickguard at his first gig at the Apollo in Glasgow.

A book filled with the joy and wonder of a rock n roll apostle who would radically reshape the future sounds of fin de siècle British pop, Bobby Gillespie’s memoir cuts a righteous path through a decade lost to Thatcherism and saved by acid house.

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