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KINGSLEY AMIS GOES POP

Associated Rediffusion
17th October 1962 - 12th December 1962

The author of Lucky Jim might have been the most unlikely choice for a host of any pop series unless it was a spoof. But talking to The Stage he explained "I find myself becoming increasingly interested in 'pop' music - particularly since my two teenage sons started collecting records".

According to reviews at the time Amis gave no extra insight into the workings of the pop business or the minds of its players. While one review questioned the involvement of ex-Melody Maker editor Pat Brand who received a credit.