Mulligan's Stew: My Life . . . So Far
Veteran broadcaster Terry David Mulligan has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene for some four decades, and in this book the entertainment and pop culture icon shares stories of his life in, around and behind the media spotlight. He reminisces about growing up in the North Vancouver neighbourhood known as Skunk Hollow and working as a Mountie in Alberta in the early...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Heritage House
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Very enjoyable. An insider's look at radio and related industries in Vancouver in the earlier days of rock and roll. He also gives a lot of information about himself and his climb up the ladder and how he branched out. It was great to read the old well known names and reminisce. Like him I grew up in North and West Vancouver and I enjoyed reading local references. Also, how well I remember as a teenager how the radio stations limited access to the music we craved-two hours on a Saturday afternoo...more
I was looking forward to TDM's story as "Good Rockin' Tonight" was a big deal for me in 1983 and 1984. Good Rockin Tonight was the first music video program in the prairies and TDM was the first video DJ.
The book is, for the most part, okay. I would have liked to have read more about the start of music videos, more about the music interviews, etc.
Overall, a fair,light and enjoyable read.