Back in September 1980, I was summoned to Ryde’s Carousel Club, close to where work had begun on the new Tesco store, to interview a new jazz funk band, who were rehearsing for their debut tour. They were called Level 42 and even performed two warm-up gigs at the nearby La Babalu Club.
The first time I met David Icke was in 1985. At that time, he was one of the most famous faces on television, via Grandstand, Newsnight, Saturday Superstore, The Nine O’Clock News and the sudden birth of live TV snooker.
It’s been nine years in the making but now an Island writer has been given the chance to tell his story about life with cerebral palsy.Josh Barry, 31, of East Cowes, is this month launching his autobiography, ‘Adapted’, the story of his life and his determination not to be defined by his disability.