So Here It Is, The Autobiography

By Dave Hill

How the boy from Wolverhampton rocked the world with Slade

Monday, 6 February 2017

How Rock N Roll Changed My Life

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 look; their clothes, their hair and their instruments. These guys sounded out of this world and looked great. 

It's too easy to focus just on Elvis, who was of course a rock giant, but for me it's Cliff Richard and The Shadows who had the greatest impact on how I played, how I looked and what I did on stage. Hank's guitar playing was, and still is, amazing.

Watching Cliff and The Shadows on a small black and white TV in mum and dad's front room, was like entering another world. One where anything was possible and anyone could do anything, and I did just that."

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Tim Daines
 Tim Daines says:

Looking forward to reading all about it !

posted 6th February 2017


I could listen to Dave talk all interesting....

posted 6th February 2017

Julie Willia
 Julie Willia says:

He's a great bloke,very genuine and down to earth,he makes the guitar talk!!!!!!

posted 6th February 2017

Ralf Kotzur
 Ralf Kotzur says:

Great Stories...hope to read a lot about pruduction and last but not least:Earls Court!!! Why was there never a Video/Album etc. from this special event. Please Dave,shed some light on this.

posted 6th February 2017

Alun Taylor
 Alun Taylor says:

was this filmed before his recent accident ? as he is not wearing a sling ? Good luck with the book Dave , Im Looking forward to reading it .
Alun Taylor

posted 6th February 2017

David Shell
 David Shell says:

I can't wait for the book Dave is a great story teller not on ly with his guitar but with words as well.

Dave Shell

posted 6th February 2017


Hi Dave...thanks for whetting my appetite....can't wait for the BIG read...kor

Ps...hope the arm is mending well...looking forward to seeing you back on stage.

Alan Tucker

posted 6th February 2017

Michael Wilkins
 Michael Wilkins says:

Great insight Into your beginnings Dave. Love your passion for the music and in particular the melody. So looking forward to the book.
Rockon Michael Wilkins

posted 7th February 2017

John Dalton
 John Dalton says:

Should do a Short Tour "An Evening with Dave Hill" similar to what "Noddy" did a couple of years ago

posted 7th February 2017

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