Dave Pegg | Off The Peg | The Autobiography
Dave Pegg (or Peggy as he is known to friends and fans worldwide) is almost as admired as a teller of tales as he is as a bass player: and as a bass player, he is held in awe by friends, fans and fellow musicians. For years people have been saying he should turn his tales into a permanent record. “Write a book, Peggy”, they yelled. Now (with a little help from his friend and Fairport biographer Nigel Schofield) he finally has. In his own words it’s all here: the thriving Brum music scene of the sixties; trad folk with The Campbells; Fairport, Tull, the Dylan Project; countless sessions; gigs from front rooms to the world’s most celebrated stages; running his own recording studio and record label; homes from Sutton to Little Hadham to rural Oxfordshire to even more rural Brittany; an annual gathering that began as a village fete, became a reunion and is now one of the world’s most respected festivals. There’s also friends and fellow musicians, including some of the biggest names in the music business (Off The Pegg features a detailed and complete index so you can find them easily!).
Off The Pegg | e-book
Peggy’s book has sold out in hard copy and is now available on Kindle. Written with Nigel Schofield, Peggy’s recollections take us around the globe, on the road and on stage with Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull and the other bands of which he has been a member, backstage with many of the greatest names in rock music and behind the scenes at the annual Cropredy Festival... and much more.
“The reason I wanted to do this book is that I’ve read lots of books by musicians – I have to say the best in my opinion is Keith Richards’ which I just couldn’t put down – and I’ve got so many funny stories and anecdotes about things that have happened to me in my so-called professional life that I wanted to find a way to get them all together. They are stories I wanted to share – and I know most people who’d want to read this are Fairport fans and perhaps Tull fans. Those are the bands I’ve focused on – though not exclusively, by any means. Thanks much to everyone who bought a copy and do make sure you hang onto it. I've had some lovely reviews and messages from all over the world about the book and I'd especially like to thank Nigel Schofield for his fantastic contribution to the whole project. ” - DAVE PEGG
- “One of the essential rock n' roll autobiographies”.
- “Dave Pegg's memoirs are magnificent. Brilliant raconteur covering a wonderful 50+ years in music.”
- “I could hardly put this book down.”
- “An excellent biography … packed with some hilarious anecdotes.”