Fairporter Dave ‘Peggy’ Pegg is using his annual birthday bash in Banbury to launch his autobiography, Off The Pegg.
Peggy, who lives in the town, is using the party at the Banbury Trades and Labour Club on November 2 to kick off a month’s tour with duo partner Anthony John Clarke.
As well as some fantastic music from these two hugely accomplished musicians, there will be special guests - Peggy’s favourite Breton band The Churchfitters.
“The book is my first and it’s a book of remeniscences of my musical career with all kinds of funny things that have happened,” said Peggy.
“It’s selling well at gigs and it’s of big interest to fans of Fairport and Jethro Tull.”
Off The Pegg is on sale at the gig, at Waterstones and Books and Ink priced at £20.
Its pages contain some highly entertaining stories from the thriving Brum music scene of the sixties, traditional folk with The Campbells, Fairport, Jethro Tull, the Dylan Project, countless sessions, gigs from front rooms to the world’s most celebrated stages and running his own recording studio and record label.
The memoir includes tales of many friends and fellow musicians including some of the biggest names in the music business.
For tickets to Peggy’s Birthday Bash go to http://www.davepegg.co.uk/page/peggyandajclarkegigs