It takes talent to avoid the celebrity circus

A rather nice article by Johnny Dee in on-line paper The First Post:

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This seems a good moment to remind ourselves that you don’t need to be a celebrity in the celebrity age to be a successful artist. You don’t need to court the media’s attention 24/7 then feel betrayed when they court you 24/7. You don’t need to appear on every TV show that invites you. However, if you do push fame away, you will run the risk of being labelled a freak.

One such freak is Kate Bush. In 1978, the year she released her debut single Wuthering Heights, she was the most photographed woman in Britain. Two years later, after a whirl of publicity that included everything from flirting with Richard Stilgoe to goofing around with Kenny Everett, she decided she was no longer going to play the publicity game …

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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One Response to It takes talent to avoid the celebrity circus

  1. Izzy says:

    Oh yes, a good one. A sober insight into the crazy world of celebrities and it’s totally weird laws.

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