In September 2020, White Rabbit are immensely proud to be publishing Annie Nightingale’s memoir Hey Hi Hello, to coincide with celebrations at the BBC marking her 50-year career at the frontline of music and broadcasting.
Lee Brackstone, publisher and founder of White Rabbit: “This incredible book is a portrait of an artist without whom the past 50 years of British culture would have looked very different indeed. Always in tune with the nation’s taste, yet effortlessly one step ahead for more than five decades, in this book Annie digs deep into her crate of memories, experiences and encounters to deliver an account of a life lived on the frontiers of pop cultural innovation. I am proud to be publishing such a pioneer for both broadcasting and women in the arts on the White Rabbit list, her insights and unique experience make this a must-have read for music-lovers everywhere.”
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'A joy to read' Guardian
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As a DJ and broadcaster on radio, tv and the live music scene, Annie has been an invigorating and necessarily disruptive force. She walked in the door at Radio One in 1970 as its first female broadcaster. Fifty years later she continues to be a DJ and tastemaker who commands the respect of artists, listeners and peers across the world.
Hey Hi Hello tells the story of those early days at Radio One, the Ground Zero moment of punk and the arrival of acid house and the Second Summer of Love in the late 80s. Funny, warm and candid to a fault, including encounters with Bob Marley, Marc Bolan, The Beatles and interviews with Little Simz and Billie Eilish, this is a portrait of an artist without whom the past fifty years of British culture would have looked very different indeed.