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So here it is... My autobiography is finally written.

Friday, 16 June 2017



So here it is... My autobiography is finally written.

Eighty thousand words in total, covering over seventy years of my life. Obviously I couldn't include every detail and every story but I've put down on paper everything which is important to me. As I've said before, in writing my autobiography, I've learnt a lot about myself and my life. There are a few surprises in here too, things which I had…

So Far, So Good

Monday, 15 May 2017

So far  so good

A lot of momentous events spurred me on to write my autobiography. Reaching seventy, surviving a stroke and seeing my grandkids born. Then Slade, as a touring band, being big again. These all made me stop and think, and for once, instead of racing forward, I looked back.



For the first time I asked myself 'how come Slade, at their peak, were so huge?'



Instead of just re-tracing my life and enjoying…

Dave Hill, Private Eye

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Paternal grandparents

I've wanted to write my autobiography for donkey's years but it wasn't until I was a granddad that I thought it really was about time. I wanted to share my incredible life with my grandkids, and the rest of my family and friends, and of course, with all of the brilliant fans of Slade.



For my grandkids I wanted to write the complete story of my life and background, but, to begin with, there were…

1973. A Year of Highs and Lows.

Friday, 10 March 2017

1973 turned out to be a dramatic year. A year of great highs and lows.



We had three straight to number one singles - Cum on Feel the Noize, Skweeze Me Pleaze Me and, at the end of the year, Merry Xmas Everybody. To say that these were huge hits would be an understatement. The pre-orders for the Christmas single alone were 250,000 copies! Slade was the biggest group in the UK and massive all over…

Wolverhampton, My Home Town

Monday, 13 February 2017

This week, Dave looks back at his home town of Wolverhampton.

 

There can't be too many rock stars who still live were they grew up and walk around their home town each day. I love Wolverhampton and its people and wouldn't live anywhere else. I've got some lovely memories of growing up as kid in the Post War Wolverhampton. Also, Slade wouldn't have made it big without the love and support of…

How Rock N Roll Changed My Life

Monday, 6 February 2017

To celebrate the book hitting its target, here's a video from Dave on how rock n roll changed his life. 



Dave says: 



"I still vividly remember hearing for the first time the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis and Cliff Richard and The Shadows. It had a massive impact on me. I finally knew what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be and how I could express myself.



It wasn't just the sound but also the…

Some snaps...

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Dave's mum and dad

Hello all, 



We thought we'd share a few photos that will be featuring in the book as a 'sneak peek' exclusive! 



Here are some photos from Dave's childhood: 





Dave's Mum and Dad 



 



The 'Castle' where Dave was born 







Dave as a young boy - look at that cheeky smile! 







Dave's first birthday card 







Please help us spread the word about the book, so we can get it funded…

Dave Hill Rocks Christmas

Friday, 23 December 2016

Hello everyone, 



As promised, here is the now working Christmas video! Dave explains the rock n' roll influences on Merry Christmas Everyone. 



If you haven't seen already, there are two new pledge levels, including a chance for you to get your hands on a Superyob t-shirt and signed book. If you've already ordered a different level, then you can upgrade your pledge. Just make sure you're logged…

Getting ready for print
Publication date: November 2017
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