A personal reflection on the crucial turning points in the history of music, from BBC broadcaster and musician Mark Radcliffe.
Standing at the crossroads - the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil's infamous meeting - Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal juncture. Aged sixty, he had just mourned the death of his father, only to be diagnosed with mouth and throat cancer. Together these events led Radcliffe to think about pivotal tracks in music and how the musicians who wrote and performed them had reached the crossroads that led to such epoch-changing music.
Crossroads is a warm, intimate account of music and its power to transform our lives, as Radcliffe takes a personal journey through these key tracks.
Mark Radcliffe is: a broadcaster, writer, musician, father of three, grandfather of two, husband of one, cavapoo owner, art appreciator, Manchester City Fan, Knutsford dweller and Builder's Arms regular. He is the author of three works of non-fiction: Showbusiness, Thank You For the Days and Reelin' in the Years; and one work of fiction, Northern Sky. He lives in Cheshire. @themarkrad
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