Chris Phipps is a producer, author and media historian who has been linked with over four decades of capturing popular music and entertainment on radio and television.
As co-producer of Channel 4’s “THE TUBE” he is credited with showcasing previously undiscovered bands to a new audience [including Fine Young Cannibals and Twisted Sister], and as a film-maker has since profiled iconic acts such as Bob Marley and Mark Knopfler for the big and small screen.
“Northstars”, his TV series of the saga of North East popular music, won a coveted RTS Award and his Radio 4 “The Battle for Byker” won Pick of the Week award. His links with hard rock/heavy metal earnt him roles in Dick Carruthers’ epic concert movies of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath – the latter marking a 50 year relationship with fellow Midlanders Sabbath.
His expertise and passion for music and cinema has earned him guest consulting roles on long running “Top 100” and “Classic Albums” series, as well as film festival hosting including the SEE Brighton Documentary Festival 2012,”An evening with Ian LaFrenais” and sell- out “Explore Music ” lectures at Sage Gateshead. He has written a best-selling history of North East movies “Forget Carter”.
Chris will be talking about his forthcoming account of his celebrity and behind the scenes encounters with music legends ranging from Miles Davis to Madonna and Twisted Sister to Tina Turner! He’ll take you from Jarrow to Jamaica to Japan, giving an insider’s view of music TV over five decades. Unmissable.
You can pre-order the book “CHRIS PHIPPS – NAMEDROPPER” exclusively at this unique event.
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