Interview with Paolo Hewitt.
PAOLO HEWITT is a former NME journalist and author of over 20 books including The Looked After Kid, The Small Faces: The Young Mod's Forgotten Story, Getting High:Adventures of Oasis, Paul Weller: The Changing Man, Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion, Bowie: Album by Album among others.
Paolo is a writer who has long immersed himself in the worlds of music, football and fashion. In this exclusive interview you can read below we discussed books, football, fashion, music , a funny anecdote when The Gallagher brothers met Maradona in Buenos Aires and the film on legendary Reading footballer Robin Friday.
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KUL BRITANIA: PAOLO WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
PH: I grew up in a place called Woking in Surrey.
KB: WHO DID YOU GROW UP LISTENING TO?
PH: I grew up listening to The Beatles. "SHE LOVES YOU" was the first song I remember and the Beatles were like my musical heroes when I was growing up and listened to Motwon a lot too.
KB: WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL HEROES WHEN YOU WERE A TEENAGER ?
PH: Then when I was 14 it would have been Marc Bolan this would be early 70s so Bolan, David Bowie ... Stewart and the Faces and then later on in the 70s Graham Parker and the Rumour I was a big fan of them.
KB: WHEN DID YOU BEGIN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A MUSIC JOURNALIST OR WHEN DID YOU REALISE YOU WANTED TO BE A MUSIC JOURNALIST/WRITER?
PH: When I was 14 and I saw a friend of mine at school who was reading a newspaper and I asked him what that was and he said : "It's the new musical Express" and he gave it to me and I started reading it and that's when I knew what I wanted to do but Iwas only 14 Iwas at school. But when I was 20 I left Woking and moved to London where I started my professional career.