The First Time

Matt Everitt


"Matt Everitt knows the feeling and he knows the songs. I had a blast."
Johnny Marr
Discover the unforgettable firsts that have shaped some of the biggest names in rock, punk, pop, dance, reggae and indie music.
Taken from Matt Everitt’s acclaimed BBC Radio 6 Music show, The First Time invites you inside the lives of 40 of the music world’s most notable legends. From Alice Cooper to Yoko Ono, Courtney Love to Elton John, follow their lives and careers starting with their first musical memories, first records and first gigs, finding out the songs that have shaped them along the way.
Featured artists: Alice Cooper, Bernard Sumner, Bill Drummond, Billy Corgan, Brian Wilson, Bryan Ferry, Charlie Watts, Chrissie Hynde, Courtney Love, Damon Albarn, Dave Grohl, David Gilmour, Debbie Harry, Edwyn Collins, Elton John, Florence Welch, Jarvis Cocker, Jimmy Cliff, John Lydon, Johnny Marr, Jonny Greenwood, Josh Homme, Kelis, Lars Ulrich, Marianne Faithfull, Michael Stipe, Neneh Cherry, Norman Cook, Paul Simon, Pete Townshend, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, Rod Stewart, Sinead O’Connor, Terry Hall, Trent Reznor, Wayne Coyne, Wilko Johnson, Win Butler, Yoko Ono
Each of the 40 compelling interviews is accompanied by specially commissioned collage illustrations and a bespoke playlist that lets you listen to the tracklisting.
A must-have for any music lover.

Creator Bio

Matt Everitt is a BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 presenter, journalist, music consultant and producer. He produces and presents The First Time With… on 6 Music and presents the daily Music News on Shaun Keaveny’s breakfast show. Tim Marrs is a renowned digital collage artist who has worked for Nike, Ogilvy and Geffen Records.

Price £19.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 5 November 2018
Pages 336
Height 234mm
Width 153mm
Illustrations 40 colour photographs
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781786272980