Freelance writer living in Adelaide, who enjoys movies, theatre, reading, cooking, food and beverages. Fond of interesting events and meeting creative people of various career paths and achievements.
Kiss My Arse by Geoff Kingston bobfrancis.com.au
Love him or hate him" Radio shock-jock Bob Francis doesn't care what you think about him - which is clearly evident in his new book Kiss My Arse, written by Geoff Kingston.
Coinciding with the national program Love2Read, the Unley Library will be hosting as part of its Get Reading special events radio personality, Bob Francis, to speak about his biography, which if it is anything like his program on 5AA, will have his audience squirming as he shocks and entertains.
His biography Kiss My Arse is a no holds barred approach to openly declare in print the private stories behind his public life. Francis openly states he has no regrets concerning his infamous moments when he has been highly critical of authority, or when he subjected Sylvia, a grandmother to a tirade of put-downs, because she complained about his foul language on air, or the time he vented his anger when an alleged child pornographer and convicted sex offender was granted bail.
With out question his most famous moment was when he helped bring The Beatles to Adelaide in 1964 when 300,000 people turned out to welcome them. During the 60s and 70s, Big Bob as he was called then, was instrumental in revolutionising teenage dance clubs and bringing rock artists like the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Roy Orbison and Johnny O'Keefe to perform in Adelaide.
Francis, has achieved an Order of Australia medal for his role in helping raise over $50 million for charity. In 2005 he was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame and during his career on television he won a Logie.
Irrespective of what you may think or not think of Bob Francis, his warts and all life story will not only make interesting reading but will be a fascinating and entertaining public speaking event.