As a schoolboy with a mop of gypsy curls, David Essex thought only of becoming a footballer, but as a teenager he developed a passion for music which set him on a very different path, and ultimately led to unimaginable fame and undreamt of adventure.
From Godspell to Eastenders, it's been an amazing life. And here is the full, incredible story .... in his own words.
...... Outer back cover
FIRST SENTENCE (You can take the boy out of the east end ...): Over the years, people have made a lot of my relatively poor background and impoverished upbringing, but it never felt bad to me.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 280): I just agree with what my mum always said: 'A land without gypsies is a land without freedom.'
MY THOUGHTS: An easy read (what I believe is an updated version of his first autobiography) Over the Moon begins with the stars formative years in the east end of London before quickly, very quickly, moving onto his rise to fame as a musician and star of the stage and screen.
What seems like a very honest autobiography, certainly this is a very down-to-earth, dignified and refreshing read in that there are no so-called 'kiss and tell' stories which feature in the biographies of so many 'celebs'.
Though I suspect this is a must have read for all of David's legion of fans (both old and new) it may well be of greater interest to his new fans, to those who know him primarily through his role as Eddie Moon in tv show EastEnders, as whilst there are one or two little documented facts much of the story is well known ..... even to someone who isn't a particularly big fan.
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