This memoir was the inspiration for the BBC TV series Cradle to Grave
. He takes us from the council house in south-east London that he shared with his mum Betty and dad ÔSpud'to the music-biz excesses of Los Angeles where he famously interviewed Michael Jackson. Very funny.
Danny Baker was born in Deptford, South East London in June 1957, and from an early age was involved in magazine journalism, with the founding of fanzine SNIFFIN' GLUE, alongside friend Mark Perry. From there he moved to documentary series for LWT and over the years worked on a variety of quiz shows (WIN LOSE OR DRAW, PETS WIN PRIZES, TV HEROES), as well two television commercials which made him a household name - Daz and Mars Bars. This book charts Danny's showbiz career, the highs and lows, and everything in between, including the accusation that he killed Bob Marley...