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Six million LP selling anti-pop star's life story - and the truth behind that infamous John Prescott drenching!

This is not another plodding rock memoir but a compassionate, critical and sometimes cynical account of a life steeped in pop culture, lower division football and putting the world to rights.

Footnote is clever, funny and irreverent - a story about a boy from the redbrick clichés of smalltown Lancashire reconciling Mormonism and punk rock, industrial courtesy and political insurrection.

He finds a guitar, anarchism and art terrorism and, after years of honest-to-goodness slogging, his pop group Chumbawamba makes it BIG with a massive hit record - funnily enough - about getting knocked down and getting back up again.

Boff Whalley is a founder member of Chumbawamba, whose hit single, Tubthumping, was a hit in 46 countries (topping the charts in 10 of them). Candle in the Wind, Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana and the best selling single of all time, kept Tubthumping from the No 1 position in the charts.

The LP including the song sold six million copies world-wide and Chumbawamba have a well-established, loyal fan-base built up over the past 20 years.

The band are renowned for political protest and were featured on the front pages of eight national newspapers for a week when band member Dan drenched Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott with water from a champagne bucket at the Brit Awards. They have maintained their high profile and national press interest.

The author knows and references cultural icons such as the missing member of the Manic Street Preachers, Richie Edwards, and Bill Drummond in the book ensuring its appeal to anyone with an interest in pop culture.

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